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    The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirstin Downey talked about her book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). She…

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    Exercise of Power

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates took a critical look at the use of U.S. power around the world since the end of World War II. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book…

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    Cosmos

    Author and producer Ann Druyan provided a follow-up to her late husband Carl Sagan’s study of space. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted…

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    Discussion on Reinventing the Book Festival for the Virtual World

    panel discussion on Ray Bradbury. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress.

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    Author Discussion on Covert Operations

    Johns Hopkins University Professor Thomas Rid, Active Measures; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman, Dark Mirror; and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, The Paladin…

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    Author Discussion on the Lives of James Baker and Richard Holbrooke

    Journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, The Man Who Ran Washington, and George Packer, Our Man, discussed their respective biographies of political figures James Baker and Richard…

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    Galileo

    Astrophysicist Mario Livio looked at the scientific discoveries of Galileo that challenged conventional thinking during his time. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book…

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    Author Discussion on Presidential History

    Historians Harold Holzer, The Presidency vs. the Press, and Ted Widmer, Lincoln on the Verge discussed their books on presidential history. This program was part of the 20th annual National…

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    Author Discussion on Space with Ann Druyan and Leland Melvin

    Television producer Ann Druyan, who is the author of Cosmos, and astronaut and engineer Leland Melvin, who is the author of Chasing Space, discussed the late author Ray Bradbury. This program was…

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    The Yellow House

    Sarah Broom discussed her National Book Award-winning memoir, The Yellow House. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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    How to Lead

    Businessman, philanthropist, and National Book Festival co-chair David Rubenstein offered advice from leaders in the fields of finance, entertainment, government, and more. This program was…

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    The Second Founding

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner looked at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments added to the U.S. Constitution during the Reconstruction Era. This program was part of the 20th…

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    The World

    Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass talked about the state of the world and the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. This program was part of the 20th annual…

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    She Came to Slay

    Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar chronicled the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library…

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    Haben

    Disability rights attorney Haben Girma, a Harvard Law School graduate who has been deafblind since birth, talked about navigating in a sighted, hearing world. This program was part of the…

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    How the South Won the Civil War

    Boston College History Professor Heather Cox Richardson discussed how Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This…

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    Bottle of Lies

    Investigative journalist Katherine Eban reported on the rise of the generic drug market. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the…

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    His Truth is Marching On

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham discussed the life of the late U.S. representative and civil rights activist John Lewis. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book…

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    The Nickel Boys

    Award-winning author Colson Whitehead discussed his book, The Nickel Boys. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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    Johns Hopkins University professor Thomas Rid, “Active Measures,” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman, “Dark Mirror,” and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, “The…

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