2010 National Book Festival

The 10th annual National Book Festival was held by the Library of Congress on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. C-SPAN’s BookTV… read more

The 10th annual National Book Festival was held by the Library of Congress on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. C-SPAN’s BookTV aired live coverage of the day’s events, including authors speaking in the History and Biography Pavilion interspersed with interviews and viewer calls with featured authors.

This program consists of the re-airing of the live coverage. Individual programs can be viewed under the program ID numbers given. 

Jennifer Gavin spoke about the festival. Program 295631-25

A viewer call-in program with Ken Follett talking about his historical novel, Fall of Giants. Program 295631-3

Harold Varmus was interviewed about his book The Art and Politics of Science. Program 295631-4

Former first lady Laura Bush was interviewed about her memoir, Spoken from the Heart. Program 295631-5

Henry Petroski was interviewed about his book The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems. Program 295631-6

Former first lady Laura Bush talked about her memoir, Spoken from the Heart in the History and Biography Pavilion. Program 295631-7

Edward O. Wilson was interviewed about his book Anthill: A Novel. Program 295631-8

Nell Irvin Painter talked about her book The History of White People in the History and Biography Pavilion. She then was interviewed and responded to telephone calls. Program 295631-9

Wil Haygood talked about his biography Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson in the History and Biography Pavilion. Program 295631-11

Michele Norris was interviewed about her book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. Program 295631-12

Adele Alexander talked about her book Parallel Worlds: The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)significance of Melanin in the History and Biography Pavilion. Program 295631-13

Craig Robinson was interviewed about his book A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago’s Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond. Program 295631-14

Evan Thomas talked about his book The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898 in the History and Biography Pavilion. He then was interviewed and responded to telephone calls. Program 295631-15

James McGrath Morris talked about his biography Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power in the History and Biography Pavilion. Program 295631-17

A viewer call-in program with David Remnick talking about his book The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama. Program 295631-18

Richard Holmes talked about his book The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science in the History and Biography Pavilion. Program 295631-19

Jonathan Safran Foer was interviewed about his book Eating Anmials. Program 295631-20

Stacy Schiff talked about her book Cleopatra: A Life in the History and Biography Pavilion. Program 295631-21

Richard Rhodes was interviewed about his book The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons. Program 295631-22

David Remnick talked about his book The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama in the History and Biography Pavilion. Program 295631-23

A viewer call-in program with Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer, Retired, talking about his book Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan -- and the Path to Victory. Program 295631-24 close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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2010 National Book Festival

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 25, 2010

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  • Sep 25, 2010 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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