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  • emMayor Harold Washingtonem
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    Mayor Harold Washington

    History professor Roger Biles recounted the political career of Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African American mayor.

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  • Author Discussion on American Culture
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    Author Discussion on American Culture

    A discussion on American culture from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder; Dan Kois…

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  • 2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards
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    2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Presentation of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards chosen by nearly 1,000 critics, authors, and members of the publishing world.

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  • emWrestling With His Angelem
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    Wrestling With His Angel

    Sidney Blumenthal talked about the second volume of his political biography of Abraham Lincoln, Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856. This…

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  • emBlood in the Waterem
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    Blood in the Water

    Heather Ann Thompson talked about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers…

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  • 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards
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    2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards. The award is presented each year to honor the best books published in the United States according to the…

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  • Sidney Blumenthal Discusses emA SelfMade Manem
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    A Self-Made Man

    Sidney Blumenthal talked about his book, A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. He spoke at Jones College Prep High School at the 2016 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit…

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  • Jeremy McCarter Discusses emHamiltonem
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    Hamilton

    Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, talked about the musical created by his co-author, Lin-Manuel Miranda. He spoke at Jones College Preparatory High School at the 2016…

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  • Panel Discussion on History
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    Panel Discussion on History

    Panelists talked about writing about history. Panelists included Jonathan Bryant, author of Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope; Dan Ephron, author of Killing a King: The…

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  • emFrom Slavery to Freedomem
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    From Slavery to Freedom

    Mr. Franklin spoke about his book From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans, published by Knopf. The book provides an account of the African-American experience from their…

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  • emThe Third Coastem
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    The Third Coast

    Thomas Dyja talked about his book, The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream. He spoke with Elizabeth Taylor, Literary Editor at the Chicago Tribune. This event took place in the…

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  • emCity of Scoundrelsem and emPeople Wasnt Made to Burnem
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    City of Scoundrels and People Wasn't Made to Burn

    Authors talked about their books about Chicago in 1919 and 1947 with Chicago Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Gary Krist is the…

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  • emA Moment in the Sunem
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    A Moment in the Sun

    John Sayles talked about his novel, A Moment in the Sun, in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor. He read from his novel, which depicts the America of 1897. He also responded to questions from…

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  • Perspectives on Crime and Punishment Panel
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    Perspectives on Crime and Punishment Panel

    Two authors talked about their books about the precariousness of life in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor. Topics included prison reform, recidivism, and family support systems. The panelists…

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  • emThe Feminist Promiseem
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    The Feminist Promise

    Christine Stansell talked about her book The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present (Modern Library, 2010) in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor. This was a 3 p.m. ET program from the…

    277 views
  • 2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony
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    2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony

    Each year the National Book Critics Circle nominates authors of books from six categories: fiction, general non-fiction, autobiography, biography, criticism, and poetry. During this event,…

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  • emStuds Terkels Working A Graphic Adaptationem
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    Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation

    Paul Buhle and Harvey Pekar talked about their book Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation (New Press; May 1, 2009). They produced a selection from Stud Terkel’s collection of…

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  • emNothing to Fearem
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    Nothing to Fear

    Adam Cohen talked about his book Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America (Penguin Press; January 8, 2009). His book about President Franklin…

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  • Moments that Shaped America Panel
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    Moments that Shaped America Panel

    Authors Douglas Brinkley (The Great Deluge), Michael Eric Dyson (April 4, 1968), Edward Humes (Monkey Girl), and Bruce Watson (Sacco and Vanzetti) talked about their books in a panel…

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  • emNixonlandem
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    Nixonland

    Rick Perlstein talked about the relationship between President Richard Nixon and the youth counter-culture. He said that the riots and turmoil of the time gave notoriety to President Nixon…

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