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    Ernie Pyle and War Reporting

    Professor James Tobin talked about the life of World War II reporter Ernie Pyle and his influence on war reporting. President Truman once called Ernie Pyle the “spokesman of the ordinary American in…

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    The Man He Became

    James Tobin talked about his book, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency, in which he examines Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life with polio, which Roosevelt contracted in…

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    The Man He Became

    James Tobin talked about his book, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency, in which he examines Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life with polio, which Roosevelt contracted in…

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    To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers

    James Tobin talked about his book To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight, published by The Free Press. This biography of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the…

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    Ernie Pyle's War

    James Tobin talked about his new book, Ernie Pyle’s War: America’s Eyewitness to World War II, published Alfred A. Knopf. His book examines war correspondent Ernie Pyle’s life and work and the…

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    Writings of Ernie Pyle

    Guests talked about the life and writings of Ernie Pyle and his view of the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on his reporting from the front lines in World War II. They read several from Here Is Your War, a…

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    J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    Winners of the 2000 Lukas Prize discussed the craft of writing narrative non-fiction and how they approached the research for their books. The prize was named for Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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    Book Critics Circle Nominee Readings

    This program featured readings by nominees for the National Book Critics Circle Awards. The National Book Critics Circle is a 25-year-old organization, comprised of some 600 book critics and book review editors. The nominees appearing at this event included: Joseph Ellis for “American Sphinx: The Character of…

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