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    Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel

    Julia Keller talked about her book Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It (Viking; May 29, 2008) with Vernon Burton. Mr.…

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    Crime and Punishment Panel

    Authors talked about their books about the judicial system. After each made a presentation, Steven Mills moderated a discussion as they responded to questions from members of the audience.…

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    Critical: What We Can Do About the Health Care Crisis

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, author of Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis, talked about his book, health care myths in the U.S., and what he believes needs…

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    The Maverick and the Machine

    Former Governor Walker talked about his book The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story, published by Southern Illinois University. He was a naval officer during…

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    Ida: A Sword Among Lions

    Paula Giddings talked about her book Ida: A Sword Among Lions, Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching, published by Amistad. Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), born to slaves in Mississippi,…

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    Presidential Leadership

    Orville Burton and Richard Brookhiser talked about their books with Gary Johnson. Orville Vernon Burton is the author of The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. The book deals with the…

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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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    The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich...

    Steven Gillon talked with James Warren about his book The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry That Defined a Generation (Oxford University Press, June 3, 2008). He talked…

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    A People's History of American Empire

    Paul Buhle and Mike Konopacki talked about the graphic history book they wrote with Howard Zinn, A People’s History of American Empire (Metropolitan Books, April 1, 2008). They discussed…

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    What the Gospels Meant

    Garry Wills talked about his book What the Gospels Meant, for which he translated the Bible from Greek in order to gain a better understanding of what the Gospels mean. In the book Wills…

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    War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq

    Richard Engel talked about his book War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq by Simon and Schuster. He said that Iraq has had five different wars since the U.S. invasion: a war of shock and awe…

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    Campaign 2008 Panel

    Panelists talked about the presidential election campaigns of Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. Topics included the themes and demographic information that emerged from the prolonged…

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    Consumer Generation Panel

    Authors talked about their books and how technology and marketing effect the young generation. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Eric Zorn moderated the discussion.…

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    Civil Liberties

    Two authors talked with Ms. Greenburg about their books on civil liberties in the age of combating terrorism. After their discussion they responded to audience members' questions. Anthony…

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    Teach With Your Heart

    Erin Gruwell talked about her book, Teach with Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers, published by Broadway. The Freedom Writers were high school students that Ms. Gruwell…

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