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  • emUntil Tuesdayem
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    Until Tuesday

    Luis Carlos Montalván talked about his book, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Mr. Montalván served in the U.S. Army for 17 years until he was…

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  • emThe Compass of Pleasureem
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    The Compass of Pleasure

    David Linden talked about his book, The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good. He…

    675 views
  • emAmerican Emperor Aaron Burrs Challenge to Jeffersons Americaem
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    American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America

    David Stewart talked about his book, American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. In this recounting of the political career of the vice president of the United States who…

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  • emTo End All Warsem
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    To End All Wars

    Adam Hochschild talked about his book, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, which focuses on the now largely-forgotten opposition to World War I. He showed slides…

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  • emInnocent Confessions of a Welfare Motherem
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    Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother

    B. Morrison talked about her book, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother, in which she relates her own experiences to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings about those living…

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  • emJersey Justice The Story of the Trenton Sixem
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    Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six

    Cathy Knepper talked about her book Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six. This presentation was in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion on the grounds of City Hall at the 3rd…

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  • Panel on the Future of the Book and Book Store
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    Panel on the Future of the Book and Book Store

    A panel discussion was held on the future of the book and of the book store. Jim Milliot moderated a panel that included a book store owner, a publisher, and a literary agent. The panelists also…

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  • emThe Great Divergenceem
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    The Great Divergence

    Timothy Noah talked about his book The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It. He showed slides during his presentation and responded to questions…

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  • emCity of Scoundrelsem
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    City of Scoundrels

    Gary Krist talked about his book, City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago. He talked about a series of disasters in 1919 that threatened the dream of…

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  • emYoung J Edgarem
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    Young J. Edgar

    Ken Ackerman talked about his book, Young J. Edgar: Hoover and the Red Scare, 1919-1920. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This presentation was in the James Michener…

    195 views
  • emFirst Contactem
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    First Contact

    Marc Kaufman talked about his book, First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth. He showed slides during his presentation and responded to questions from…

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  • 2012 Gaithersburg Book Festival Introduction
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    2012 Gaithersburg Book Festival Introduction

    Scenes from the 2012 Gaithersburg Book Festival on the grounds of City Hall, focusing on preparations in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion, were shown as information was given about the…

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