2019 Southern Festival of Books Book TV presents coverage of author discussions from the 2019 Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.

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    11:01 AM EDT

    No Surrender

    Chris Edmonds, author of No Surrender: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier’s Extraordinary Courage in the Face of Evil, talked about his book in which he retraced his father’s journey as an American soldier fighting in World War II.

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    12:00 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on War and the Military

    Elliott Ackerman and Clay Risen talked about the U.S. military and its rise as a global power. Mr. Risen is the author of The Crowded Hour, and Mr. Ackerman wrote Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning.

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    1:00 PM EDT

    A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves

    New York Times reporter Jason DeParle talked about his book, A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, in which he chronicled three generations of the Comodas family and their migration from the Philippines to the U.S.

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    2:00 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on the Minority Contributions to America

    Carrie Gibson and Christina Proenza-Coles detailed the contributions of Hispanics and African-Americans in early America. Ms. Gibson is the author of El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America, and Ms. Proenza-Coles is the author of American Founders.

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    3:01 PM EDT

    On the Plain of Snakes

    Travel writer Paul Theroux talked about his book, On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey, on his journeys along the U.S.-Mexico border and into Mexico.

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    4:00 PM EDT

    How We Fight for Our Lives

    Saeed Jones, author of How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir, talked about his book in which he shared his thoughts on gender and identity.

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    5:00 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on Race and Identity

    Kendra Allen, author of When You Learn the Alphabet, and and Jennine Cap Crucet, author of My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education, talked about their books on race issues in America.

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    11:00 AM EDT

    2019 Southern Festival of Books

    Book TV presents coverage of author discussions from the 2019 Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.