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  • emThe Passage of Powerem
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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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  • emThe Passage of Powerem
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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…

    744 views
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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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    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…

    695 views
  • emA Slave in the White Houseem
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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…

    584 views
  • Reflections on President Eisenhower
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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
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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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  • emGeorge F Kennan An American Lifeem
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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…

    404 views
  • emAmericas Great Debateem
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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…

    391 views
  • emIn Search of Sacco and Vanzettiem
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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,…

    350 views
  • emClarence Darrow Attorney for the Damnedem
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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…

    340 views
  • emThe US Supreme Court A Very Short Introductionem
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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…

    332 views
  • emBarack Obama The Storyem
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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…

    313 views
  • emDangerous Ambition Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompsonem
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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…

    307 views
  • emElizabeth the Queenem
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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…

    289 views
  • emThe Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln A Novelem
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    The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel

    Stephen Carter talked about his novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. He talked about how the book arose out of speculations about what could have happened if President Lincoln had…

    277 views
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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…

    276 views
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    Eminent Outlaws

    From the 12th annual National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC, Christopher Bram presented his book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. The book…

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