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  • Author Discussion on Libraries
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    Author Discussion on Libraries

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talked about libraries with Joshua Hammer, author of The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, and Alberto Manguel, author of Packing My Library. They spoke at…

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  • Rick Atkinson Discusses emThe British Are Comingem
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    Open Phones with Rick Atkinson

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson provided a history of the Revolutionary War. He discussed his book and took viewer phone calls from the 19th annual National Book Festival in…

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  • Open Phones with Elaine Weiss
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    Open Phones with Elaine Weiss

    Elaine Weiss talked about her book, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, in which she recalled efforts by the women’s suffrage movement to promote the ratification in 1920 of…

    261 views
  • Open Phones with Thomas Malone
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    Open Phones with Thomas Malone

    Thomas Malone, founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, weighed in on the future of artificial intelligence. He discussed his book and took viewer phone calls from…

    679 views
  • Open Phones with David Treuer
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    Open Phones with David Treuer

    David Treuer discussed took viewer phone calls about his book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, in which he provided a history of Native Americans…

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  • emWe Fed an Islandem
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    We Fed an Island

    Chef Jose Andres talked about his book, We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time, on the efforts of the World Central Kitchen to feed the people of…

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  • Discussion on Economics
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    Discussion on Economics

    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Steven Pearlstein, author of “Can American Capitalism Survive?,” and Parag Khanna, author of “The Future is Asian,” discussed economics at the 19th annual…

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  • Sharon Robinson Discusses Memoir emChild of the Dreamem
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    Open Phones with Sharon Robinson

    Sharon Robinson, the daughter of the late professional baseball player, Jackie Robinson, reflected on her life in the civil rights movement. She discussed her book and took viewer phone…

    368 views
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks at National Book Festival
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    My Own Words

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her book, My Own Words, in which she recounted her life and time on the high court. Justice Ginsburg and her book’s co-author, Mary…

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  • Elaine Pagels Discusses Role of Religion in the 21st Century
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    Why Religion?

    Princeton University religion Professor Elaine Pagels talked about her book, Why Religion?: A Personal Story, in which she examined the role of religion in the 21st century. She spoke at…

    438 views
  • David Brooks Discusses emThe Second Mountainem
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    The Second Mountain

    New York Times columnist David Brooks talked about his book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, in which he offered advice on leading a moral life. He spoke at the 19th annual…

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  • Author Discussion of Biographies
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    Author Discussion of Biographies

    Andrea Barnet, author of Visionary Women:How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World;" David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass; and Andrew Roberts,…

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  • Historian David McCullough Discusses emThe Pioneersem
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    The Pioneers

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, in which he recounted the pioneers who settled the Northwest…

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  • emEverybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Dieem
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    Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die

    University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutman and Professor Jonathan Moreno offered their thoughts on current state of health care in America. They spoke at the 19th annual National Book…

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  • emThe White Darknessem
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    The White Darkness

    The New Yorker's David Grann recounted Frank Worsley’s attempt to walk across Antarctica alone. He spoke at the 19th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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  • Historian Michael Beschloss Discusses emPresidents at Warem
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    Presidents of War

    Presidential historian Michael Beschloss talked about his book, Presidents of War, examined the complex decisions a commander in chief must make while the country is at war. He spoke at the…

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  • Author Discussion on Race in America
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    Author Discussion on Race in America

    Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Judge Richard Gergel, and Washington Post senior editor Steve Luxenberg talked race in America at the 19th annual National Book Festival in…

    441 views
  • Author Discussion on Immigration
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    Author Discussion on Immigration

    Reyna Grande, A Dream Called Home; Aleksander Hemon, My Parents; and Suketu Mehta, This Land Is Your Land discussed immigration at the 19th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.…

    158 views
  • David Epstein Discusses Range
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    Range

    Journalist David Epstein argued that having broader skills is more advantageous than specializing in a particular area. He spoke at the 19th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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  • JD Vance Discusses Memoir emHillbilly Elegyem
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    Hillbilly Elegy

    J.D. Vance talked about his book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, in which he recalls his childhood in a Rust Belt town in Ohio. He spoke at the 17th annual…

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