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    John Adams

    Mr. McCullough, author of the book John Adams published by Simon and Schuster, delivered a speech entitled “The Enduring Examples of John and Abigail Adams” at the 201st anniversary of the…

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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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    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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    National Book Festival Gala

    President and Mrs. Bush attended the National Book Festival Gala in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. President Bush did not speak at the event.…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Swearing-In

    The ceremony opened with a prayer by Reverend Jackson and the singing of “The National Anthem” and “The Negro National Anthem” by Tonya Lewis and “A Family Choir.” Other musical numbers…

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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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    National Book Festival

    Dr. Billington described the National Book Fair beginning today in Washington, DC, to celebrate the book. The Library of Congress is a sponsor of the event along with first lady Laura Bush.…

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    Vintage Years

    Dr. John Hope Franklin read the opening chapters of his forthcoming autobiography titled The Vintage Years to be published by Amistad Press, a unit of HarperCollins. Each chapter begins…

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    National Book Festival

    Dr. Billington and the first lady announced the first National Book Festival to be held next month on the grounds of the Library of Congress and the U.S. Capitol. Mrs. Bush, a librarian and former…

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