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  • National Book Festival
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    National Book Festival

    The first National Book Festival was experienced through a combination of author presentations, call-ins, and interviews from three locations: the Jefferson Building, the Madison Building,…

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    Flyboys

    After an introduction by Ms. Arana, Mr. Bradley talked about his book, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, published by Little Brown and Company. The book tells the story of nine U.S. airmen,…

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    1776

    David McCullough talked about his book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster. He discussed the American Revolutionary War and how Americans should not forget the sacrifices of those soldiers. He tells the story…

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    Behind the Lines: War Letter

    Andrew Carroll talked about the book he edited Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters -- and One Man’s Search to Find Them, published by Scribner. Mr.…

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    A Matter of Law: Equal Rights

    Judge Carter talked about his memoir A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights, published by New Press. He talked about his life as a black man born into a culture…

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    His Excellency: George Washington

    Professor Ellis talked about his book His Excellency: George Washington, published by Knopf. The author explained Washington’s position on several issues, including expansion and slavery.…

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    On Paradise Drive: How We Live in the Future Tense

    David Brooks talked about his book On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense, published by Simon and Schuster. The author discusses the phenomenon of…

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    BookTV Bus

    Mr. Roth spoke about the focus and features of the new Book TV Bus. He said that the purpose of the bus was to travel the country to promote Book TV and put themselves in the middle of book…

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  • National Endowment for the Arts Chairman
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    National Endowment for the Arts Chairman

    Chairman Gioia was interviewed about his position, which is nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and his most recent book, Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of…

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    I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel

    Tom Wolfe was interviewed about his book I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. He also talked about his first novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and the…

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  • National Book Festival
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    National Book Festival

    Walter Dean Myers was interviewed at the National Book Festival. He discussed writing children’s books and the role of African Americans in World War I. Mr. Myers is the author of…

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    National Book Festival

    Ms. Zimmer was interviewed about First Book, a national nonprofit organization that provides brand new books to the most disadvantaged children in communities throughout the United States.

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    Until I Find You: A Novel

    John Irving was interviewed about his book Until I Find You: A Novel, published by Random House. He talked about his life and how parts of his books were modeled after his own personal…

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    Talking Back

    Andrea Mitchell talked about her memoir Talking Back: ...to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels, published by Viking Adult. She discussed her life and personal experiences, as…

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  • National Book Festival Introduction
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    National Book Festival Introduction

    Scenes from the National Book Festival were shown before the start of the event. The host listed the guests who would be speaking as well as those who would accept questions from telephone…

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  • National Book Festival Preview
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    National Book Festival Preview

    Scenes from the National Book Festival were shown before the start of the event. The host listed the guests who would be speaking as well as those who would accept questions from telephone…

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  • Nonfiction Books about Natural Disasters
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    Nonfiction Books about Natural Disasters

    Mr. Junger talked about his books, The Perfect Storm and Fire, and about reporting on natural disasters. He answered questions from audience members. Outside, following his presentation, Mr.…

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    An Army at Dawn

    After an introduction by Mr. Downie, Mr. Atkinson talked about his book An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943, published by Owl Books. The book covers World War II in Africa, and is…

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  • National Book Festival Interview
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    National Book Festival Interview

    Alma Powell, author and wife of Secretary of State Colin Powell, talked about her book, America’s Promise, published by HarperCollins. America’s Promise is also a program, funded by the…

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  • National Book Festival Interviews
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    National Book Festival Interviews

    Mr. Lamb talked about the book he edited, Couldn’t Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters, published by Regan Books. The book is a collection of stories by women held in the York…

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