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    MLK Assassination Anniversary

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    The anniversary of the April 4, 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a portion of his last speech, President Lyndon Johnson’s address to the nation, and author Hampton Sides' speech…

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    Martin Luther King Assassination Anniversary

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    The April 4 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. was remembered with his last speech, President Lyndon Johnson’s address to the nation and a Book TV 2010 talk with Hampton Sides,…

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    Author Discussion on War

    Authors Hampton Sides, On Desperate Ground; Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, Indianapolis; and Bruce Dinges, A Just and Righteous Cause; discussed their respective military history books at the 11th…

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    John Grisham, Hampton Sides, and David Grann

    Authors John Grisham, The Reckoning, David Grann, The White Darkness, and Hampton Sides, On Desperate Ground, talked about their latest books.

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    Westward Expansion During the 19th Century

    Historians talked about westward expansion after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the political reasons for traveling west. They also discussed Kit Carson and other mountain men, and the…

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    American Frontiersman Kit Carson

    Hampton Sides is the author of Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West. He described the American frontiersman as a controversial figure, often…

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    Ghost Soldiers

    Mr. Sides talked about his book Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission, published by Doubleday. The book tells the story of 121 elite Army Rangers…

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    Famous Fugitives

    Authors talked about their books on famous fugitives. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Skip Hollandsworth moderated. The panelists were: Malcolm Beith, The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt…

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    Panel Discussion on Narrative Non-Fiction

    Daniel James Brown, S.C. Gwynne, and Hampton Sides talked about how they use character, plot, and pacing to write nonfiction narratives and biographies. “History with a Novelist’s Touch: Writing…

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    In the Kingdom of Ice

    Hampton Sides talked about his book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, in which he recounts the U.S. naval expedition to the North Pole in 1879. The…

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    Blood and Thunder

    Hampton Sides talked about his book, Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West, in which he chronicles the history of the American conquest of the western United…

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    In the Kingdom of Ice

    Hampton Sides talked about his book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette. The interview took place at the 2014 BookExpo America, the publishing…

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    Hellhound on His Trail

    Hampton Sides recounts the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and profiles his assassin, James Earl Ray. The author details Ray’s escape from the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1967,…

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    Blood and Thunder

    Hampton Sides talked about his book Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, published by Doubleday. He described the violence and deception used by American explorers against Indians in…

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    Writing History for a Popular Audience

    From the 2010 Tucson Festival of Books, a panel discussion on writing history for a popular audience. The panelists included: Hampton Sides, Hellhound On His Trail: The Stalking of Martin…

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    Ghost Soldiers

    Mr. Sides talked about his book, Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission, published by Doubleday. In a writing workshop on narrative form nonfiction…

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    Nonfiction Page Turners: Finding the Story

    Moderated by Mr. Taylor, prize-winning nonfiction writers described how they found and developed the ideas for their popular nonfiction books. After their remarks they answered audience members'…

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    Americana

    Hampton Sides discussed his book Americana: Dispatches from the New Frontier, published by Anchor Books. In a collection of thirty essays, Mr. Sides attempts to define what America "means".…

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