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  • Author Discussion on Biography
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    Author Discussion on Biography

    Four authors talked about biography and their books on the lives of legendary African Americans.

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  • Author Research at Stanford University
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    Author Research at Stanford University

    Farrell spoke about how he utilizes the Stanford University archives to research his next work, a biography on former Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy.

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  • emThe Woman Behind the New Dealem
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    The Woman Behind the New Deal

    This was a 10:00 a.m. program in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 9th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.

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  • 2019 PEN America Literary Awards
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    2019 PEN America Literary Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards, which recognizes books in a range of categories, from biography and science writing to essays and poetry.

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  • emLincolns Confidantem
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    Lincoln's Confidant

    Wayne Temple talked about his book, Lincoln's Confidant, which is the first biography of Mr.

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  • emThe Spy and the Traitorem
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    The Spy and the Traitor

    Ben Macintyre reported on a high-ranking KGB spy, Oleg Gordievsky, who worked for British Intelligence during…

      City University of New York | Leon Levy Center for Biography1,656 views
  • emAndrew Johnsonem
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    Andrew Johnson

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed presents a biography of the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson (1865-1869).

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  • James Comey emA Higher Loyaltyem
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    A Higher Loyalty

    James Comey discussed his biography, particularly the issues he faced as director of the FBI.

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  • emThe Browns of Californiaem
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    The Browns of California

    Miriam Pawel provided a history of California Governor Jerry Brown’s family and its connection to the…

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  • QA with Joel Richard Paul
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    Q&A with Joel Richard Paul

    Professor Joel Richard Paul talked about Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times, his biography of the fourth and longest-serving chief justice of the United States.

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  • Interview with Richard Norton Smith
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    Interview with Richard Norton Smith

    Richard North Smith talked about his approach to writing as he works on his biography of President Gerald Ford.

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  • Historian Brooks Simpson
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    Historian Brooks Simpson

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about the challenges of writing history and biography.

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  • emAmerican Originalem and emThe Will of the Peopleem
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    American Original and The Will of the People

    Joan Biskupic talked about her biography of U.S. ... She previously authored a biography of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

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  • Discussion on Spy Work and John LeCarre
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    Discussion on Spy Work and John LeCarre

    A discussion on spy work and author John LeCarre from the 18th annual National Book Festival, featuring Kai Bird, The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames; David Ignatius, The Quantum Spy; Joseph Kanon, Defectors; and Adam Sisman, John LeCarre: The Biography.

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  • Author Discussion on Biography
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    Author Discussion on Biography

    A discussion on biography from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Jonathan Eig, Ali: A Life; John Farrell, Richard Nixon: A Life; Andrea Barnet, Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World; and Adam Federman, Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray.

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  • emLafayette in the Somewhat United Statesem
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    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    She spoke on the History and Biography Stage at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E.

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  • Author Discussion on Civic Engagement
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    Author Discussion on Civic Engagement

    Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight For Incarcerated Women; Scott Martelle, Detroit: A Biography; Ashley Farmer, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era; and Nadine Strossen, Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship.

    316 views
  • emMost Blessed of the Patriarchsem
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    Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

    They spoke on the History and Biography Stage at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E.

    1,117 views
  • emThe Gamblerem
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    The Gambler

    William Rempel talked about his biography of Armenian-American business tycoon and movie industry mogul, Kirk Kerkorian.

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  • 2018 PEN America Literary Awards
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    2018 PEN America Literary Awards

    The PEN America Literary Awards, given annually since 1963, recognizes books in a range of categories; from biography and science writing to essays and poetry.

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