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    National Book Festival

    The first National Book Festival was experienced through a combination of author presentations, call-ins, and interviews from three locations: the Jefferson Building, the Madison Building…

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    The Library of Congress

    C-SPAN’s original feature documentary, The Library of Congress, is a behind-the-scenes look at the national repository, providing the history of the institution, a tour of its iconic Jefferson…

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    Master of the Senate

    Robert Caro talked about his book, Master of the Senate, published by Knopf. In this third volume of his multi-volume biography, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Mr. Caro covered events and…

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    Tribute to Historian Daniel J. Boorstin

    Mr. Boorstin, historian and author, was honored for serving as Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987. A bio-bibliography of his work, Daniel J. Boorstin: A Comprehensive and Selectively…

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    Everybody Wins! When Adults Read with Children

    First Lady Laura Bush was the guest of honor at this celebration of reading hosted by “Everybody Wins!,” an nonprofit organization that invites adults to become “reading partners” with…

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    Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism

    Mr. Soros discussed his book Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism, published by PublicAffairs. In his book and talk, Mr. Soros calls for an alliance of open societies designed to…

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    Library of Congress

    James Billington talked about the importance of books in our lives. Various speakers spoke about the different rooms in the Library of Congress and the many interesting materials found in…

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    200th Anniversary Plans

    Mr. Billington announced plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress, which occurs April 24, 2000. He said the celebration will entail the support and ideas of many…

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    Gladstone: A Biography

    The author discussed his new book, Gladstone: A Biography, and the reading habits of politicians. William Gladstone was British prime minister intermittently from 1868 to 1894.

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