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    The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirstin Downey talked about her book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). She…

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    His Truth is Marching On

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham discussed the life of the late U.S. representative and civil rights activist John Lewis. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book…

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    Call-In with Jon Meacham

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham discussed the life of the late representative and civil rights activist John Lewis and took viewer phone calls as part of Book TV’s coverage of…

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    Call-In with Gail Collins

    The New York Times' columnist Gail Collins discussed her book, No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History and took viewer phone calls as part of Book TV’s…

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    No Stopping Us Now and She Said

    The New York Times' Gail Collins, the author of No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History, and Megan Twohey, the author of She Said: Breaking the Sexual…

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    The Greater Journey

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was an event in the History and Biography…

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    The Earth Is Weeping

    Peter Cozzens talked about his book, The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West. He spoke at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.…

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    Open Phones with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Wright Brothers, and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington…

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    Open Phones with Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Doris Kearns Goodwin responded to questions from members of the audience who had just watched her on-stage presentation about her book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard…

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    The Bully Pulpit

    Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke about her book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, in which she explores the technological and economic…

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    The Harness Maker's Dream

    NIck Kotz talked about his book, The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas. He spoke in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 14th annual National Book…

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    My Life and an Era: Buck Colbert Franklin

    Professor Franklin and his son, John Whittington Franklin talked about the book they co-edited, My Life and an Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin. The book is about the life of…

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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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    The Greater Journey

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications as well as to questions from members of the…

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    Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead

    Justin Martin talked about his book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a presentation in the History and…

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    Unfamiliar Fishes

    Sarah Vowell talked about her book, Unfamiliar Fishes. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications She was interviewed while at the 11th annual National Book Festival,…

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    Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead

    Justin Martin talked about his book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications He was interviewed following his…

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    The War Lovers

    Evan Thomas talked about his book The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898 (Little, Brown and Company, 2010). He responded to questions from members of the…

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    Open Wide the Freedom Gates

    Dorothy Height spoke about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by Public Affairs. Ms. Height related her personal experiences as a Civil Rights activist and leader.…

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    The American Future: A History

    Simon Schama talked about his book The American Future: A History (Ecco; May 19, 2009), which is also the title of his four-part BBC documentary. He spoke about the importance of history, history education, and…

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