Watch highlights from the 15th annual National Book Featival in Washington, D.C.. featuring David McCullough, Tom Brokaw, Cokie Roberts, and Buzz Aldrin. Topics include the Civil War, World War II, President Nixon, and much more.

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    9:58 AM EDT

    Capital Dames

    Cokie Roberts talked about her book Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, in which she looks at Washington, D.C., during the Civil War through the lives of women who lived and worked in the capital. She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program opened with live scenes of the festival and schedule information.

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    10:00 AM EDT

    2015 National Book Festival

    Book TV presented live coverage of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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    10:45 AM EDT

    Interview with Jeanne Theoharis

    Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she recounts the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. She was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program opened with live scenes of the festival and schedule information.

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    10:57 AM EDT

    The Quartet

    Joseph Ellis talked about his book, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, about why America’s newly independent states opted into a centralized government following the American Revolution. He spoke with David Rubestein in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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    11:44 AM EDT

    Scenes from the National Book Festival

    Live scenes were shown from the National Book Festival held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., as information was given about the schedule of live coverage on Book TV.

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    11:57 AM EDT

    The Train to Crystal City

    Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about a family internment camp based in Crystal City, Texas, during World War II. She showed slides. She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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    12:39 PM EDT

    Open Phones with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Wright Brothers, and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. After the interview Mr. McCullough greeted the next guest, Tom Brokow, and scenes of the book festival were shown. Live scenes of the festival were also shown as schedule information was given at the beginning of the program.

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    1:25 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Tom Brokaw

    Tom Brokaw talked about his book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. After the interview Mr. Brokow greeted the next guest, Evan Thomas and scenes of the book festival were shown.

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    2:04 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Evan Thomas

    Evan Thomas talked about his book, Being Nixon: A Man Diveded, and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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    2:38 PM EDT

    Age of Ambition

    Evan Osnos talked about his book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, in which he reports on China’s current political and social landscape. The book won the 2015 National Book Award in nonfiction. He spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program concluded with live scenes of the festival and schedule information.

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    3:27 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Evan Osnos

    Evan Osnos responded to viewer calls about his book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China after giving his book talk at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. After the interview Mr. Osnos greeted the next guest, Buzz Aldrin, and scenes of the book festival were shown.

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    3:55 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Buzz Aldrin

    Buzz Aldrin talked about his book, Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet], and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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    4:28 PM EDT

    1944

    Jay Winik talked about his book 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History, in which he examines the political and military decisions that faced President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944. He spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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    5:16 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Erika Lee

    Erika Lee talked about her book, The Making of Asian America: A History, and responded to viewer calls. She was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program concluded with live scenes of the festival and schedule information.

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    5:45 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Ray Suarez

    Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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    6:17 PM EDT

    Our Declaration

    Danielle Allen talked about her book Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, in which she talks about the Declaration of Independence. She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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    4:30 PM EDT

    The Return of George Washington

    Edward Larson talked about his book The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789, in which he examines the political career of George Washington. He spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.