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  • emJFKem
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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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  • emAbeem
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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.

      City University of New York | Leon Levy Center for Biography437 views
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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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  • emThe Great Quake Debateem
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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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    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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    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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  • Author Discussion on Presidential History
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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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  • 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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  • emThe Crusades of Cesar Chavezem
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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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    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
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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
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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.

      City University of New York | Leon Levy Center for Biography1,178 views
  • emThe Power Brokerem
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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
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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
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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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  • emJustice for All Earl Warrenem
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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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  • emThe Greater Journeyem
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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.

    2,092 views
  • emTrumanem
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    Truman

    He discussed his research for the book, which is an exhaustive biography of the former president, spanning from a brief overview of the Truman family, his early years in farming, small business and politics, to his career after his presidency and how Truman felt returning back to citizen life.

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  • emFlag  An American Biographyem
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    Flag: An American Biography

    Marc Leepson talked about his book Flag: An American Biography, published by Thomas Dunne Books.

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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 Biography852 views
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