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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…

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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.

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  • emOur Manem
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    Our Man

    George Packer talked about his book, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century , on…

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  • 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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  • Joan Biskupic Discusses Biography of Chief Justice John Roberts
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    Joan Biskupic Discusses Biography of Chief Justice John Roberts

    The Chief

    Legal analyst and Supreme Court biographer Joan Biskupic talked about her book, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. She was joined in conversation by…

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  • 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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  • emFDRem
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    FDR

    Jean Edward Smith talked about his biography FDR, published by Random House.

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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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    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 Biography415 views
  • emThe Witchesem
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    The Witches

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

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  • 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 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 Biography1,849 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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