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    The Passage of Power

    Robert Caro talked about his book, The Passage of Power. The fourth book of his series, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” it covers the years from 1958 to 1964, during which Senate Majority…

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    The Price of Politics

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward talked about his book, The Price of Politics. It is an examination of how President Obama and the Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress…

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    Hanoi's War

    Lien-Hang Nguyen talked about her book, Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was an event in…

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    George F. Kennan: An American Life

    John Lewis Gaddis talked about his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, George F. Kennan: An American Life. Mr. Kennan was considered by many to be the most influential U.S. diplomat of the…

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    The Passage of Power

    Robert Caro talked about his book, The Passage of Power. The fourth book of his series, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” it covers the years from 1958 to 1964, during which Senate Majority…

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    A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. In her book she recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the…

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    That Used to Be Us

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. They responded to telephone…

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    Reflections on President Eisenhower

    Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President Eisenhower’s grandson, David Eisenhower, with his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower, are the authors of…

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    Biographies of President Eisenhower

    Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President Eisenhower’s grandson, David Eisenhower, with his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower, are the authors of…

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    The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

    Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was an event in the Contemporary Life…

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    George F. Kennan: An American Life

    John Lewis Gaddis talked about his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, George F. Kennan: An American Life. Mr. Kennan was considered by many to be the most influential U.S. diplomat of the…

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    Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned

    John Farrell talked about his book, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion…

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    America's Great Debate

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. In it he tells the story of the nation’s westward…

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    Queen Elizabeth II Montage

    Video clips of Queen Elizabeth II giving toasts at state dinners in Washington, D.C., and in London and addressing Parliament at her Diamond Jubilee.

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    In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti

    Susan Tejada talked about her book, In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti: Double Lives, Troubled Times, and the Massachusetts Murder Case That Shook the World. Two Italian-born laborers,…

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    Dangerous Ambition, Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson

    Susan Hertog talked about her book chronicling the lives of two early feminists working in journalism, Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search of Love and…

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    Elizabeth the Queen

    Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. In her book she recounts the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the British throne in 1952…

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    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson talked about the personal life, professional career, inspiration, and legacy of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computers. He responded to questions from members of the…

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    Barack Obama; The Story

    David Maraniss talked about his book, Barack Obama; The Story. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th…

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    Across That Bridge

    From the 12th annual National Book Festival on the National Mal, Representative John Lewis discussed his book, Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change.

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