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  • emThe Words We Live By  The Constitutionem
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    The Words We Live By: The Constitution

    Ms. Monk talked about her book The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution, published by Hyperion. According to Ms. Monk, although the Constitution has been a key element…

  • emMaster of the Senateem
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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…

  • emThe Genealogy of Greek Mythologyem
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    The Genealogy of Greek Mythology

    Ms. James talked about her book, The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree of Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome, published by Gotham Books. In the…

  • Senator John McCain Oral History Interview
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    Senator John McCain Oral History Interview

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about his experiences as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. Senator McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967, and was held as a prisoner of war (POW) for…

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    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,…

  • emMaster of the Senateem
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    Master of the Senate

    After an introduction by Leonard Downie, Robert Caro talked about his book, Master of the Senate, published by Knopf. In this book, the third volume of his multi-volume biography, The Years of Lyndon…

  • NixonFordKissinger Foreign Policy Era
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    Nixon-Ford-Kissinger Foreign Policy Era

    A panel of persons who were involved at the time reviewed the 1970s foreign policy of Presidents Nixon and Ford, for whom Henry Kissinger served as national security adviser and secretary…

  • 50th Anniversary of Stalins Death
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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…

  • emAn Army at Dawnem
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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…

  • National Book Festival Gala
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    National Book Festival Gala

    Mrs. Bush and several authors spoke at the opening gala for the National Book Festival. They talked about literature, reading and their experiences as authors.

  • Representative Ralph Hall DTX Oral History Interview
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    Representative Ralph Hall Oral History Interview

    Representative Ralph Hall (D-TX) talked about his enlistment in the Navy during World War II and his experiences as a pilot on aircraft carriers. Representative Hall was a lieutenant in the…

  • emThe Shield of Achillesem
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    The Shield of Achilles

    Mr. Bobbitt discusses his book The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History, published by Alfred A. Knopf.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    Ms. Sherr, author of America the Beautiful, questioned Mr. Isaacson about his new book Benjamin Franklin. He also answered questions from audience members. After the forum, walking from the…

  • emA Small Nation of Peopleem
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    A Small Nation of People

    Mr. Lewis and Ms. Willis talked about their book, A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. Du Bois and African American Portraits of Progress, published by Amistad Press. The book contains 150…

  • emThe Conquerorsem
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    The Conquerors

    After an introduction by Mr. Yardley, Mr. Beschloss talked about his book, The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941-1945, published by Simon and…

  • Lincoln Seen and Heard
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    Lincoln Seen and Heard

    Mr. Holzer talked about and showed President Lincoln photographs from an 18-year period, while Mr. Waterston read from the president’s writings. The commission was created by Congress to plan the…

  • September 11 Digital Archive Panel 1
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    September 11 Digital Archive, Panel 1

    The Library of Congress hosted a symposium on how historians will document and write about September 11, 2001. Mr. Ausubel spoke separately, followed by a panel of experts. After their…

  • emMillicent Fenwick  Her Wayem
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    Millicent Fenwick: Her Way

    Ms. Schapiro talked about her first book Millicent Fenwick: Her Way (Rutgers University Press; February 12, 2003). Ms. Fenwick began her career at Vogue magazine where she worked for fourteen years before…

  • American Presidents Panel
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    American Presidents Panel

    The panel discussion featured four historians, all of whom contributed biographies to the American Presidents Series, published by Times Books. Panelists talked about their writing experiences,…

  • National Book Festival Interview
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    National Book Festival Interview

    Mr. Conroy talked about his love of reading and about his new nonfiction book, My Losing Season.

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