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  • emWe Matterem
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    We Matter

    Etan Thomas, an activist, author, and former NBA player, talked about his book, We Matter: Athletes and Activism, on the influence of professional athletes on political and social change. At the…

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  • emThe Master Planem
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    The Master Plan

    Chris Wilson, who was sentenced to life in prison at 18 years old, talked about his book, The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose, in which he discussed the…

    429 views
  • emNuking the Moonem
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    Nuking the Moon

    Vince Houghton talked about Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board at the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival.

    548 views
  • emA Forever Familyem
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    A Forever Family

    Rob Scheer talked about his book, A Forever Family, on the foster care system. This program was part of the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival.

    491 views
  • emLadysittingem
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    Ladysitting

    During the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, author Lorene Cary talked about her book, Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century, a personal account of providing…

    294 views
  • emThe Matriarchem
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    The Matriarch

    USA Today Washington Bureau chief Susan Page talked about her book on the life of first lady Barbara Bush, The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty. This event was…

    355 views
  • emWhat Doesnt Kill You Makes You Blackerem
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    What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

    Damon Young, a writer and The Root’s VerySmartBrothas.com co-founder, talked about his book What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays, on race and culture in America. He…

    373 views
  • 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.

    907 views
  • emDinner in Camelotem
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    Dinner in Camelot

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival, Joseph Esposito detailed the White House dinner on April 1962 with 49 Nobel Prize winners, including Robert Oppenheimer, James Baldwin, Mary Welsh…

    490 views
  • emDeath of an Assassinem
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    Death of an Assassin

    Ann Marie Ackerman discussed Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee from the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival.

    1,227 views
  • emThe Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mindem
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    The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, neuroscientist Barbara Lipska shared her experiences with brain cancer that caused her psychological changes.

    1,398 views
  • emFive for Freedomem and emA Civil Life in an Uncivil Timeem
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    Five for Freedom and A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Eugene Meyer and Paula Tarnapol Whitacre discussed lesser known stories of the Civil War.

    427 views
  • emThe Addiction Solutionem
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    The Addiction Solution

    Lloyd Sederer discussed addiction and the opioid crisis from the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland.

    397 views
  • emThe Last Wild Men of Borneoem
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    The Last Wild Men of Borneo

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival, Carl Hoffman provided details of the exploration of Borneo in 1984.

    273 views
  • emFrom the Leftem and emOverkillem
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    From the Left and Overkill

    Author and journalist Bill Press and New York Times bestselling novelist Ted Bell discussed the challenges of incorporating current news and politics in fiction and nonfiction books while…

    285 views
  • emThe Vaccine Raceem
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    The Vaccine Race

    Meredith Wadman talked about her book, The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease. She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg…

    1,091 views
  • emNot the Cleaver Familyem
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    Not the Cleaver Family

    Maria Olsen talked about her book, Not the Cleaver Family: The New Normal in Modern American Families. She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival,…

    1,079 views
  • emThe Imagineers of Warem
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    The Imagineers of War

    Sharon Weinberger talked about her book, The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World. She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017…

    1,381 views
  • emReagan Risingem
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    Reagan Rising

    Craig Shirley talked about his book, Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980. He spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of…

    8,497 views
  • emWhistleblower at the CIAem
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    Whistleblower at the CIA

    Melvin A. Goodman talked about his book, Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. He spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg…

    1,610 views
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