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    Author Discussion on Political History

    Three authors talked about their biographies and histories on key figures and times that shaped U.S. politics and culture. The panelists and the titles of their books were: Susan Page, The…

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    Author Discussion on U.S. History

    A discussion on U.S. history from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Howard Blum, In the Enemy’s House; Yunte Huang, Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins…

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    Open Phones with Mugambi Jouet

    Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on partisanship. He was…

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    Panel Discussion on American History

    Edward Larson, The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789; Scott Martelle, The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth; and Richard Reeves,…

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    Panel Discussion on California History

    Steven Hackel, Junipero Serra: California’s Founding Father; Les Standiford, Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles; and Miriam Pawel, The…

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    Panel on American History

    Authors talked about their books on American history, and also responded to questions from members of the audience. The panel was moderated by Los Angeles Times Editor at Large Jim Newton.…

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    Panel on American Biographies

    A panel discussion was held with some biographers of public figures. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Biographer A. Scott Berg moderated. “Biography: The American…

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    Panel on the Port Huron Statement

    Panelists talked about student unrest in the 1960s. Tom Hayden was the original drafter of "The Port Huron Statement", the founding document of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1962. The…

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    The Cause

    Eric Alterman talked about his book, The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He…

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    Panel on the American West

    Authors talked about their books about the American West. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Jonathan Kirsch moderated. “Nonfiction: Visions of the West” was a panel,…

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    Political Biographies

    The panel members discussed biography as history and the problems of writing about notable figures in American history. H.W. Brands, author of The First American: The Life and Times of Ben Franklin,…

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    Biography: Great American Lives

    Moderated by Robert Weil, the panelists talked about writing biographies, research, and where they got their ideas. Blanche Wiesen Cook wrote, Eleanor Roosevelt, Vols. 1 and 2. Richard Reeves…

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    Patriotism and Dissent Panel

    A panel discussion on “Biography: Patriotism and Dissent” was moderated by Steve Wasserman. The panelists talked about how world leaders handled disagreement and dissent from their aides…

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    Moments that Shaped America Panel

    Authors Douglas Brinkley (The Great Deluge), Michael Eric Dyson (April 4, 1968), Edward Humes (Monkey Girl), and Bruce Watson (Sacco and Vanzetti) talked about their books in a panel…

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    The Imperial Presidency

    Authors of books on modern U.S. Presidents discussed Chief Executives from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush in a forum titled “The Imperial Presidency.” Panelists included Mr. Reeves, author…

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