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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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    Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Ceremony

    British dignitaries, including Princess Anne and the British ambassador to the United States, commemorated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta at the ceremony for the Library of Congress exhibit, “Magna…

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    U.S. Poet Laureate Inaugural Reading

    Charles Wright, the 20th Poet Laureate of the United States, read selections from his work. This event was held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Tennessee native Charles…

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    The Morrill Act of 1862 and Land-Grant Universities

    A look at The Morrill Act and its effect on the system of higher education. Panelists include five Presidents from different colleges and universities across the country. They speak on the…

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    John Adams

    Mr. McCullough, author of the book John Adams published by Simon and Schuster, delivered a speech entitled “The Enduring Examples of John and Abigail Adams” at the 201st anniversary of the…

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    Master of the Senate

    Robert Caro talked about his book, Master of the Senate, published by Knopf. In this third volume of his multi-volume biography, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Mr. Caro covered events and…

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    Historic Sound Recordings

    Mr. Billington and other officials talked to reporters about the establishment of the National Recording Preservation Foundation and Board, as well as the induction of the first 50…

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    American Education, Panel 1

    Economists and Educators debated the economic implications of the state of American education. Librarian of Congress, Dr. James H. Billington opened the forum on the role of education in…

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    The War

    Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward talked about their book, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. They also responded to audience members' questions. Ken Burns is co-producer and co-director of the PBS…

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    National Book Festival Gala Part 1

    A gala was held the evening before the National Book Festival which is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush. During this portion of the…

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    Team of Rivals

    Mr. Billington opened the National Book Festival with brief remarks about lifelong learning, books, and literacy. Mr. Asim also delivered welcoming remarks. Ms. Goodwin talked about her newest…

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    Foreign Policy Realists and Idealists

    Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, who recently served as co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, delivered the fifth Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations at…

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    50th Anniversary of Stalin's Death

    Scholars and former government officials talked about the death in 1953 of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and the impact of his death on international politics. Among the topics they…

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    Bush at War

    Mr. Woodward did not talk about his newest book, State of Denial, saying that he was restricted from doing so by CBS’s “60 Minutes” due to his upcoming interview on that show.

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    National Book Festival Breakfast

    First lady Laura Bush hosted a breakfast on the morning of the National Book Festival. She talked with television character Elmo and introduced Librarian of Congress Billington, who was…

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    National Book Festival Gala

    President and Mrs. Bush attended the National Book Festival Gala the evening before the book festival on the National Mall. The National Book Festival was organized by the Library of…

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    The House Book Party

    A party celebrating the publication of Robert Remini’s latest book, The House: A History of the House of Representatives, published on May 1, 2006 by Collins for the Library of Congress and…

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    National Book Festival Gala

    First lady Bush, Mr. Billington, and several of the authors appearing at the fifth annual National Book Festival spoke at a gala inside the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.…

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    National Book Festival Opening Ceremony

    The opening ceremony of the fifth annual National Book Festival was held in the East Room of the White House. First lady Laura Bush, some of the festival’s participating authors, and…

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    Human Rights Issues

    Václav Havel, playwright and one of Europe’s political, moral and intellectual leaders, will deliver a lecture titled “The Emperor Has No Clothes.” He and others focused on human rights…

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