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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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    The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

    Miriam Pawel talked about her book, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography, in which she chronicles the life and activism of United Farm Workers co-founder and president Cesar Chavez.

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    The Dead Are Arising

    Tamara Payne recounted the life of Malcolm X from her National Book Award-winning biography, The Dead Are Arising.

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    Catching the Wind

    Neal Gabler offered the first of a two-volume biography of the late Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.

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    Author Discussion on Pandemics

    Debora MacKenzie (COVID-19) and Muhammad Zaman (Biography of Resistance) discussed past pandemics and COVID-19.

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    JFK

    Kennedy's life in the first volume of a planned two-part biography of America's 35th President.

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    Abe

    Historian David Reynolds provided a biography of Abraham Lincoln and looked at how societal influences impacted his life. This was a virtual event hosted by the Leon Levy Center for Biography in New York City.

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    The Zealot and the Emancipator

    Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln.

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    Author Discussion on Presidential History

    Historians Harold Holzer, The Presidency vs. the Press, and Ted Widmer, Lincoln on the Verge discussed…

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    Tecumseh and the Prophet

    Historian Peter Cozzens presented a dual-biography of Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, and their role in championing Native lands during American settlement.

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    The Great Quake Debate

    Research seismologist Susan Hough provided a dual biography of geologist Baily Willis and scientist Robert Hill and their debate of whether southern California was partial to earthquakes during western migration in the early 20th century.

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    All the Powers of Earth

    III, 1856-1860, in which he continued his multi-volume political biography of Abraham Lincoln with a focus on the years leading up to Lincoln's presidential victory, 1856-1860.

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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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    After Words with Wil Haygood

    Wil Haygood talked about his biography Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson (Knopf; October 13, 2009).

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    Robert Caro on Writing Biographies

    Robert Caro delivered the 2009 Leon Levy Biography Lecture. He presented his thoughts on giving the reader a sense of the setting of the action in a biography. He talked about how he does his research and writing, focusing his remarks on the yet to be published final book of his multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson which examines his years in the White House. Robert Caro is the author of several books including The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 and a multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, that includes the titles, The Path to Power, Means of Ascent and Master of the Senate that was the winner of the National Book Award in 2002 and Pulitzer Prize in 2003. This event of the Leon Levy Center for Biography was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Elebash Recital Hall of the Center for the Humanities of the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

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    The Power Broker

    This biography of Robert Moses won a Pulitzer Prize in 1974.

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    Robert Caro at the LBJ Library

    He has used the Johnson papers in his multi-volume biography, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, published by Random House. ... Caro began researching a planned 3 volume biography of Lyndon Johnson entitled The Years of Lyndon Johnson. ... The project turned into a 4 volume biography before the 2002 release of Master of the Senate for which he has received his second Pulitzer Prize. He also won a Pulitzer for his 1974 biography of Robert Moses, The Power Broker.

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    2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards from the New School in New York City.…

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    Justice for All: Earl Warren

    Jim Newton talked about his biography, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made, published by Riverhead.

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    The Greater Journey

    This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 11th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.

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