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  • emThe Zookeepers Wifeem
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    The Zookeepers Wife

    Diane Ackerman talked about her book The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story, published by W.W. Norton. In the book she tells the story of Jan Zabinski, the director of the Warsaw Zoo, and his wife,…

    552 views
  • Korean War Veterans Panel
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    Korean War Veterans Panel

    A panel of Korean War Vetrans talked about journalist and historian David Halberstam’s final book, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, published by Hyperion. David Halberstam’s book…

    360 views
  • Status of the Bald Eagle
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    Status of the Bald Eagle

    Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne removed the American bald eagle, once nearly extinct, from the threatened species list at a ceremony near the Jefferson Memorial. The eagle was moved from…

    332 views
  • emSupreme Conflictem
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    Supreme Conflict

    Jan Crawford Greenburg talked about her book, Supreme Conflict, published by Penguin. In her book Jan Crawford Greenberg examined the inner workings of the Supreme Court. Based on personal…

    218 views
  • World War II Panel
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    World War II Panel

    A panel talked about the book, The War, published by Knopf. Based on the PBS documentary film of the same name directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The War offered a ground-level view of…

    217 views
  • Rolling Thunder Rally
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    Rolling Thunder Rally

    At a “Ride for Freedom” rally, Rolling Thunder members and others talked about missing and fallen comrades, current military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and vowed to continue their…

    209 views
  • emManhuntem
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    Manhunt

    James Swanson talked about his book, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. He also responded to audience members' questions.

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  • emRalph Ellisonem
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    Ralph Ellison

    Arnold Rampersad talked about his biography, Ralph Ellison. He also responded to audience members' questions.

    197 views
  • Saluting Our Troops Rally
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    Saluting Our Troops Rally

    Rolling Thunder held its annual Memorial Day rally honoring U.S. veterans, prisoners of war and those missing in action. Gathering of Eagles joined in this “Support the Troops” rally on a…

    151 views
  • emPresidential Courageem
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    Presidential Courage

    Michael Beschloss talked about his book, Presidential Courage. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.

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  • Remembrance Ceremony
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    Remembrance Ceremony

    A ceremony was held on the National Mall to remember those killed while fighting for the United States. Thousands of family members of those killed in Afghanistan and Iraq were joined by…

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  • National Book Festival Live Programming
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    National Book Festival Live Programming

    The National Book Festival, hosted by the Library of Congress and first lady Laura Bush, took place on the National Mall. C-SPAN’s BookTV aired live coverage of the day’s events interspersed with…

    128 views
  • emLincolns Swordem
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    Lincolns Sword

    Douglas Wilson talked about his book, Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words, published by Knopf. He described Lincoln’s development as a writer from his earliest work to his final…

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  • emThe Warem
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    The War

    Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward talked about their book, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. They also responded to audience members' questions. Ken Burns is co-producer and co-director of the PBS…

    123 views
  • emThe Library of Congress World War II Companionem
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    The Library of Congress World War II Companion

    David Kennedy talked about the book he edited The Library of Congress World War II Companion, published by Simon and Schuster. The book uses excerpts from contemporary letters, journals,…

    115 views
  • emPower Faith and Fantasyem
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    Power, Faith and Fantasy

    Michael Oren talked about his book, Power, Faith and Fantasy which is about U.S. involvement in the Middle East from 1776 to the present day.

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  • emThe Warem
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    The War

    Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward were interviewed about their book, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. It is the companion book to their PBS series of the same title. They also responded…

    96 views
  • emPresidential Courageem
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    Presidential Courage

    Michael Beschloss was interviewed about his book, Presidential Courage, and responded to viewers' telephone calls.

    91 views
  • emShoot the Widowem
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    Shoot the Widow

    Biographer Meryle Secrest talked about her memoir, Shoot the Widow, published by Knopf. In her memoir Ms. Secrest detailed her approach in writing a biography as well as her life history…

    80 views