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National Book Festival

The National Book Festival is a public book event organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, typically delivered annually. The Festival not only encourage Americans to read but also gather the Librarians trade for update the latest news and changes in libraries around the world. Wikipedia*

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The National Book Festival has 373 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 2001, National Book Festival Gala. The year with the most videos was 2012 with 36 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2017 with an average of 1,183 views per program. Most appearances with Peter Slen (103), Connie Doebele (26), James H. Billington (23). Most common tags: U.S. History, African American History, African Americans.

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    Directorate S

    Steve Coll looked at the CIA’s secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the problematic relationship between the CIA and…

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    Chester B. Himes

    Lawrence Jackson recalled the life of author Chester B. Himes. He spoke at the 18th annual National Book Festival in…

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    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discussed her book, Fascism: A Warning, at the 18th annual National Book…

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    Never Caught

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar recounted the life of Ona Judge, a slave owned by George and Martha Washington, whose escape initiated a manhunt…

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