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  • emSontagem
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    Sontag

    Biographer Benjamin Moser talked about his book, Sontag: Her Life and Work, in which he recounted the…

      City University of New York | Leon Levy Center for Biography157 views
  • emAll the Powers of Earthem
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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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  • emConde Nastem
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    Conde Nast

    Historian Susan Ronald talked about her book, Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire -- A Biography, in which she recounted the life of the publishing magnate whose magazine empire included Vogue and Vanity Fair.

    309 views
  • emRussell Kirkem
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    Russell Kirk

    Bradley Birzer talked about Russell Kirk: American Conservative, his biography of influential conservative writer Russell Kirk.

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  • Author Discussion of Biographies
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    Author Discussion of Biographies

    Andrea Barnet, author of Visionary Women:How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters…

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  • emThe Impeachersem
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    The Impeachers

    Historian Brenda Wineapple talked about The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a…

    712 views
  • emWar and Peaceem
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    War and Peace

    Historian Nigel Hamilton discussed the last of his three-volume biography of President Franklin D.

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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 Biography1,727 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).

    1,456 views
  • 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.

    1,200 views
  • 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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