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  • emThe Food of a Younger Landem
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    The Food of a Younger Land

    Mark Kurlansky talked about his book The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation’s Food Was…

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  • Mark Kurlansky Discusses emPaperem
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    Paper

    Mark Kurlansky talked about his book, Paper: Paging Through History. He spoke at Jones College Prep High School at the 2016 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest.

    538 views
  • Climate Change Panel
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    Climate Change Panel

    Authors talked about their books about global climate change. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Margot Roosevelt moderated. Journalist Judith Lewis also questioned the…

    348 views
  • The Worlds Water Panel
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    The World's Water Panel

    Panelists talked about their books on the world’s water. After the presentations, the authors responded to questions from members of the audience. Mark Kurlansky moderated. Mark Kurlansky is the author of…

    349 views
  • History of Violence Panel
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    History of Violence Panel

    A panel discussion was held titled “A History of Violence.” Leo Braudy moderated. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. David Bell is the author of The First Total…

    295 views
  • Nonviolence Panel
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    Nonviolence Panel

    Two authors spoke about their books, focusing on the theme of nonviolence. They talked about their interest in the topics of nonviolence and civil disobedience, the tradition of nonviolent…

    75 views
  • The Sixties Revisited
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    The Sixties Revisited

    Panelists talked about the 1960s and how the decade is remembered and taught. After their presentations the panelists answered questions from members of the audience. Mr. Maraniss talked about…

    262 views
  • emSalt A World Historyem
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    Salt: A World History

    Mr. Kurlansky discussed his book, Salt: A World History, published by Walker and Company. According to Mr. Kurlansky’s research, the story of salt includes fields as dissimilar as engineering, religion…

    821 views
  •  Political Movements Panel
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    Political Movements Panel

    Mark Kurlansky talked about his book 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, published by Ballantine Books. Carol Brightman talked about her book Total Insecurity: The Myth of American Omnipotence, published by…

    57 views
  • em1968 The Year That Rocked the Worldem
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    1968: The Year That Rocked the World

    Mr. Kurlansky talked about his book, 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, published by Ballantine Books. In the book, the author examines many of the major events that occurred around the world…

    536 views
  • Walker and Company Profile
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    Walker and Company Profile

    In separate interviews, Walker and Company co-founder Beth Walker and president and publisher George Gibson talked about the history of the publishing company, the authors and the books they…

    213 views
  • Multiculturalism
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    Multiculturalism

    Mr. Kurlansky read from his book The White Man in the Tree and Other Stories, published by Washington Square Press. This book has a novella and eight short stories about cultural…

    42 views
  • emCod A Biography of a Fishem
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    Cod: A Biography of a Fish

    Mr. Kurlansky discussed his book Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, published by Penguin USA. The book focused on how cod has mattered more that any other fish in human…

    477 views