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    Culture as a Weapon

    Nato Thompson talked about his book Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life, in which examines how business and government use art to influence. He spoke with art critic…

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    The Accidental Life

    Terry McDonell talked about his book, The Accidental Life: An Editor’s Notes on Writing and Writers. He spoke at the 10th annual Savannah Book Festival.

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    A Lowcountry Heart

    Cassandra King, widow of author Pat Conroy, talked about her husband’s book, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life. She spoke at the 10th annual Savannah Book Festival.

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    The Industries of the Future

    Innovation analyst Alec Ross talked about his book The Industries of the future, in which he describes the industries of the future, many of them linked to technology, such as robotics,…

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    True South

    Jon Else, producer and cinematographer of the Civil Rights documentary Eyes on the Prize, talked about his book True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television…

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    The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

    Daina Ramey Berry talked about her book The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, in which she examines the economic…

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    The True Flag

    Stephen Kinzer talked about his book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, in which he recounts the public debate over American foreign policy at the…

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    What Washington Gets Wrong

    Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-authors of What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People,…

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    Refinery Town

    Steve Early talked about his book, Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City, about the fight by the citizens of Richmond, California, against Chevron, the…

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    Pill City

    Kevin Deutsch talked about his book Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire, in which he chronicles how two Baltimore teens built a narcotics business…

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    Vatican Spies During World War II

    Mark Riebling talked about Pope Pius the Twelfth and the Catholic Church’s secret actions against the Nazis. He argued that, contrary to previous scholarship, the pope was involved in efforts to change the German…

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    Virginia Capitol Building

    Mark Greenough gave a tour of Virginia’s capitol building, home to the oldest elected legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. The state’s capitol moved to Richmond in 1785, and Thomas Jefferson is credited…

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    Iran-Contra Tower Commission Report

    Three commission members briefed reporters on the release of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra Affair, officially titled the “Report of the President’s Special Review Board.” Members summarized…

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    Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3

    Professor Blanche Wiesen Cook talked about her book Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962, which completes her three volume series on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. The series…

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    NASA News Conference on Exoplanets

    Five scientists from NASA and the space agency’s research partners announced the discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a nearby star during a news conference at NASA…

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    Sovereign Duty

    KrisAnne Hall talked about her book Sovereign Duty, in which she outlines what citizens can do to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. She argued that the federal…

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    Civilianized

    Michael Anthony talked about his book Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir, in which he chronicles his decline after returning home from the Iraq War. During this event, Mr. Anthony was…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

    Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln’s views on immigration policy and immigrant groups in America. He described Lincoln’s efforts to court the German-American vote early in his…

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    The Meaning of Michelle

    Veronica Chambers talked about her book The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own, in which sh looks at the contributions of first…

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    Stephen Carter Remarks at Key West Literary Seminar

    Professor Stephen Carter spoke at the 35th annual Key West Literary Seminar.

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