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    Books That Shaped America: Common Sense

    Books That Shaped America explored Common Sense, a 1776 pamphlet authored by Thomas Paine that urged the American colonies to declare independence from Great Britain. Books That Shaped America is a 10-part series, created in partnership with the Library of Congress, that examines major works of literature that have had a significant impact on the country and public policy.

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    Books That Shaped America Series Preview

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and author and historian Douglas Brinkley previewed the new C-SPAN series, "Books That Shaped America."

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    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Discusses Books That Shaped America

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on Books That Shaped America

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced a new C-SPAN series titled "Books That Shaped America," created in partnership with the Library of Congress.

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    What Are The Books That Shaped America?

    Viewers called in and text messaged to discuss that books that shaped America.

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    Historians Walter Isaacson, Jon Meacham, John Barry and David Rubenstein

    Historians Walter Isaacson, Jon Meacham, and John Barry talked about the ingenuity and social movements that shaped America.

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    Latino Americans

    Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, in which he discusses the history of Latinos in America going back 500 years.

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    Pitchfork Populism

    Political analyst Bradford Kane talked about his book, Pitchfork Populism: Ten Political Forces That Shaped an Election and Continue to Change America, in which he examined the influence of populism on American politics.

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    Savage Peace

    Ann Hagedorn talked about her book, Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, published by Simon and Schuster. She described America in 1919 as a country recovering from World War I and from the world-wide flu pandemic. ... She focused on both the political and the social factors that shaped the year.

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    Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars

    Professor Stephen Prothero talked about his book Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections): The Battles That Define America from Jefferson's Heresies to Gay Marriage, in which he discusses how "culture wars" have shaped America in the past and present.

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    After Words with Cory Booker

    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) talked about his book United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good, in which he calls for America to shift its vision to one of solidarity and community and recounts the people and personal experiences that shaped his vision. 

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    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.

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    Panel Discussion on American Novels

    Maureen Corrigan, author of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures, and Andrew Levy, author of Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece, talked about the creation of two classic American Novels.

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    West Point '41

    Rowny talked about their book West Point '41: The Class That Went to War and Shaped America.

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    Representative Tom Cole's November 2014 Book Recommendations

    The list of books recommended by Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) for November 2014 was shown. A member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, his list for Native American Heritage Month focused on tribal history and the inspiring figures who shaped it. ... Mann The Real All Americans: The Team that Changed a Game, a People, a Nation by Sally Jenkins Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America by James Wilson Tecumseh: A Life by John Sugden A Terrible Glory: Custer and Little Bighorn by James Donovan Driven West by A.J.

    •   Empire of the Summer Moon 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus The Real All Americans The Earth shall weep Tecumseh A Terrible Glory Driven West
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    Books That Shaped Work in America

    A video was shown to promote the Department of Labor's "Books that Shaped Work in America."

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    2013 National Book Festival, Saturday

    Authors included: Kay Bailey Hutchison, Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas Charles Wheelan, The Centrist Manifesto Walter Stahr, Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man Interview with Jeff Chu, Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America Taylor Branch, The King Years: Moments in Civil Rights History Interview with Natasha Trethewey, U.S. ... Kennedy Steve Vogel, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved a Nation Marie Arana, Simon Bolivar: America

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    Books That Shaped America

    Roberta Shaffer gave a tour of the Library of Congress exhibit, "Books That Shaped America." The exhibit is of a list of 88 titles that influenced the nation. She talked about how the books were selected and the various ways of interacting with the list of books.

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    Books That Shaped America Interviews

    ., attendees talk about the Books That Shaped America exhibit and books they recommend.

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    The Words We Live By

    This BOOK-TV segment interviewed Brian Burrell,Author, and talked about his book, The Words We Live By: The Creeds, Mottoes, and Pledges that Have Shaped America. ... Burrell asserts that words are powerful and many of the phrases in his book shaped the American nation.

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    Engaging the Muslim World

    Juan Cole argues in Engaging the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan; March 17, 2009) that Western attitudes towards Muslim countries have been significantly shaped by fearmongering and misinformation.

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