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  • emThe Road to Woodstockem
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    The Road to Woodstock

    Michael Lang talked about his memoir The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary Festival (Ecco; June 30, 2009). A co-founder of the Woodstock Music Festival, he recounts the…

  • emGo Down Togetherem
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    Go Down Together

    Jeff Guinn talked about his book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde (Simon and Schuster; March 10, 2009). He used many unpublished sources to present a history of the…

  • emInvading Mexicoem
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    Invading Mexico

    Joseph Wheelan explores the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. The author chronicles President James Polk’s desire to acquire California via war and the popular dissent that followed the start of the war…

  • emIt Worked for Meem
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    It Worked for Me

    Colin Powell, retired four-star general and former secretary of state, recounts his military and political career through a collection of 44 remembrances that impart General Powell’s thoughts on life and leadership. General Powell weaves his…

  • emMansonem
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    Jeff Guinn talked about his book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson’s…

  • emRemember  The Journey to School Integrationem
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    Remember: The Journey to School Integration

    Ms. Morrison talked about her book, Remember: The Journey to School Integration, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, which is intended primarily for young readers, the…

  • Mark Zwonitzer Discusses emThe Statesman and the Storytellerem
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    The Statesman and the Storyteller

    Mark Zwonitzer talked about his book, The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism, about the friendship between author Mark Twain and former…

  • emThe Heartbreak of Aaron Burrem
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    The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

    Historian H.W. Brands profiled Aaron Burr, the former vice president to Thomas Jefferson. Aaron Burr is most remembered for killing former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel on…

  • emSpies Patriots and Traitorsem
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    Spies, Patriots, and Traitors

    Kenneth Daigler talked about his book, Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, in which he looks at U.S. intelligence during the Revolutionary War and…

  • emRussell Kirkem
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    Russell Kirk

    Bradley Birzer talked about Russell Kirk: American Conservative, his biography of influential conservative writer Russell Kirk. He spoke at Jones College Prep High School at the 2016…

  • emThree Days Before the Shootingem
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    Three Days Before the Shooting...

    Adam Bradley, associate English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and John Callahan, literary executor of the estate of Ralph Ellison, presented Ralph Ellison’s posthumous…

  • emSting Like a Beeem
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    Sting Like a Bee

    Leigh Montville talked about his book Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971, in which he explores Muhammad Ali’s refusal to serve in the military and…

  • emSavage Peaceem
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    Savage Peace

    Ann Hagedorn talked about her book, Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, published by Simon and Schuster. She described America in 1919 as a country recovering from World War I and from…

  • emAdvocating Overlordem
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    Advocating Overlord

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

  • emHeroes for My Daughterem
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    Heroes for My Daughter

    Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his daughter, Lila, can look up to and derive strength from. The author profiles a range of…

  • em1493 Uncovering the New World Columbus Createdem
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    1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    Charles Mann, author of 1491, about the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, revisits the Americas afterward. The author reports on the European voyages that followed and the transportation of flora…

  • Brooklyn Book Festival Discussion on Nelson Mandela
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    Panel on Nelson Mandela

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance, Alan Wieder, author of Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, and Sean Jacobs, author of Thabo…

  • emJames Madison A Life Reconsideredem
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    James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

    Lynne Cheney talked about her book, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered, in which she examines the political philosophy and presidential tenure of America’s fourth president. President…

  • emThe Brilliant Disasterem
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    The Brilliant Disaster

    Jim Rasenberger presents a history of the Bay of Pigs crisis. The failed military invasion of Cuba in 1961 that was supported by the United States government resulted in the capture or death of…

  • emGunfight The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in Americaem
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    Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America

    Adam Winkler talked about his book Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America. He was interviewed by Mr. Dunham and responded to questions from members of the audience.…

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