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  • emHero of the Empireem
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    Hero of the Empire

    Candice Millard talked about her book Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, in which she recalls the actions of future British Prime…

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  • Interview with Jonathan Yardley
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    Interview with Jonathan Yardley

    Jonathan Yardley spoke about his life and career. A former book critic for the Washington Post, Mr. Yardley retired after a 33-year tenure and having written approximately 3,000 book…

    768 views
  • emThe Good Spyem
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    The Good Spy

    Kai Bird spoke about his book, The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, in which he chronicles the life and career of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Robert Ames. In his book,…

    523 views
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    Wilson

    A. Scott Berg talked about his book, Wilson, in which he chronicles the life and work of the 28th President of the United States. He spoke at the 2013 National Book Festival, held on September…

    394 views
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    Bolivar

    Marie Arana talked about her book, Bolivar: American Liberator, in which she recalls the life of Simon Bolivar (1783-1830). Bolivar, a Venezuelan general dubbed “The George Washington of South…

    276 views
  • Biographies of President Eisenhower
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    Biographies of President Eisenhower

    Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President Eisenhower’s grandson, David Eisenhower, with his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower, are the authors of…

    537 views
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    Colonel Roosevelt

    Edmond Morris talked about his biography Colonel Roosevelt. The third book in a trilogy about the 26th U.S. president, it covers the time after Theodore Roosevelt was president. He…

    881 views
  • emSecond Readingem
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    Second Reading

    Jonathan Yardley talked about his book of reviews of notable, and sometimes neglected, books. He was interviewed while at the 11th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.

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  • emThe Purposes of the Pastem
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    The Purposes of the Past

    Gordon Wood talked about the concept of “presentism", or the tendency of historians to view the past from the perspective of the present. He also talked about the gap between "popular” and…

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    1776

    David McCullough talked about his book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster. He discussed the American Revolutionary War and how Americans should not forget the sacrifices of those soldiers. He tells the story…

    847 views
  • Political Books Roundtable
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    Political Books Roundtable

    Columnists were interviewed about new political books and their influence on the presidential campaign. They talked about which books were selling well, compared the number of political…

    96 views
  • emThe Conquerorsem
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    The Conquerors

    After an introduction by Mr. Yardley, Mr. Beschloss talked about his book, The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941-1945, published by Simon and…

    149 views
  • emAn Open Bookem
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    An Open Book

    Mr. Dirda talked about his new book, An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland. He also answered audience members' questions.

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  • Presidential Biographies
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    Presidential Biographies

    Mr. Morris, the author of Theodore Rex, talked about his biography of President Theodore Roosevelt and about other presidential biographies he has written. He answered questions from…

    282 views
  • Author Interviews
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    Author Interviews

    Ms. Arana is the author of American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood. Mr. Yardley is the author of Ring: A Biography of Ring Lardner.

    76 views
  • Writing Biographies
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    Writing Biographies

    Biographer A. Scott Berg is the author of Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, Lindbergh, and Goldwyn: A Biography. He talked about the writing of biographies and about his next work.…

    141 views
  • The emWashington Postem Book World
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    The Washington Post Book World

    At the second annual Fall for the Book festival editors from the Washington Post Book World talked about their work as book reviewers and their approach to critiquing books. After their…

    86 views
  • emMonday Morning Quarterbackem Speech
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    Monday Morning Quarterback: Speech

    Mr. Yardley discussed his book Monday Morning Quarterback, published by Rowman & Littlefield. The book is a collection of Yardley’s essays on politics, literature, culture and sports. He is…

    50 views
  • emBig Troubleem
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    Big Trouble

    Panelists discussed the book, Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America by J. Anthony Lukas. Mr. Lukas died last June and the book was…

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  • Politics And Books
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    Politics And Books

    Jonathan Yardley discussed disenchantment with politics. He talked about political books and answered questions from viewers.

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