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    Author Discussion on Civic Engagement

    A discussion on civic engagement from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Susan Burton, Becoming Mrs. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight For…

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    Author Discussion on American Culture

    A discussion on American culture from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder; Dan Kois…

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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 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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    Delirium

    Nancy Cohen talked about her book, Delirium: How the Sexual Counterrevolution Is Polarizing America, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. She was interviewed…

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    The Culture of Fear

    Barry Glassner talked about the new edition of his book, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things - Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant…

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    Defining American Character

    Authors talked about “Defining American Character” and their relevant books. After their presentations the panelists commented on each other’s remarks. Jon Wiener moderated the discussion.…

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    The KaBoom Generation Panel

    Sara Davidson moderated a panel discussion was held on people who embody the ideals of the 1960s. The authors also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mike Farrell is the author of Of…

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    20th Century Lives Panel

    A panel discussion on “Biography: 20th Century Lives” was moderated by Mr. A. Scott Berg. The panelists talked about their books and responded to questions from the audience. Anthony Arthur…

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    Facing Tough Issues Panel

    A panel discussion called “Divided We Stand: Facing Tough Issues” was moderated by Matt Miller. Topics included evolution, religion, Hurricane Katrina, and other issues. The panelists responded…

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    Religion and Culture Panel

    The panelists, moderated by Thane Rosenbaum, debated the topic, “Religion and Culture: Do They Mix?” They also talked about their books on opposing sides of the religion and culture…

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    The Sixties Revisited

    Panelists talked about the 1960s and how the decade is remembered and taught. After their presentations the panelists answered questions from members of the audience. Mr. Maraniss talked about…

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    Guns, Germs and Steel

    Mr. Holtz spoke to Professor Diamond about his book Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, published by Norton. The book relies on scientific evidence to provide an…

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    Manufacturing Fear: American Culture Today

    Panel members talked about fear in U.S. culture, including conspiracy theories, cults, cabals, medicine, and politically manufactured fear. After their presentations, the authors answered…

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    Wanderlust: Traveler's Tales

    Authors discussed themes of travel writing such as exploration, self-reflection, multiculturalism, global life, and the sense of home that comes from traveling. They also read passages from…

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    Jewish Culture: Wisdom Old and New

    Authors and Rabbis discussed what it means to be Jewish, including historical, cultural, religious and societal aspects. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Bella Tuscany

    Ms. Mayes talked about her book Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy, published by Broadway Books. The book examined the author’s experiences with gardening, travel, food and friendships…

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    Ernest Hemingway: 100 Years

    Honoring the 100th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birth, Mr. Heston and Mr. Diehl spoke about the impact of Mr. Hemingway’s writings. Mr. Heston read excerpts from Hemingway’s works and…

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    Looking Back at the 1960s

    Several authors who have written books about coming of age in the 1960s discussed the virtues and vices of that decade, as well as its consequences. Mr. Zeitlin, who moderated, is the…

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