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  • Author Discussion on Science
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    Author Discussion on Science

    Richard Harris, Rigor Mortis, Dave Levitan, Not A Scientist, and Meredith Wadman, The Vaccine Race, talked about science literacy, policy, and ethics. This discussion was part of the…

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  • Author Discussion on Appalachia
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    Author Discussion on Appalachia

    Elizabeth Catte, What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, Steven Stoll Ramp Hollow, and Wendy Welch, Fall or Fly, discussed the stereotypes and reality of life in Appalachia. This…

    523 views
  • National Book Award Winners
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    National Book Award Winners

    A discussion with National Book Award finalists that included Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Never Caught), David Grann (Killers of the Flower Moon), and Kevin Young (Bunk ). National Book Foundation…

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  • Author Discussion on Politics
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    Author Discussion on Politics

    From the Virginia Festival of the Book, a discussion about American politics in the age of Donald Trump that included Caitriona Perry, In America, Jason Altmire, Dead Center, and Nicole…

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  • Author Discussion on Government
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    Author Discussion on Government

    Authors David Goldfield, The Gifted Generation, and Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains, talked about the good and bad aspects of American democracy. They spoke at the Virginia Festival of…

    239 views
  • Author Discussion on Presidents and DARPA
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    Author Discussion on Presidents and DARPA

    John Farrell, Richard Nixon, Will Hitchcock, The Age of Eisenhower, and Sharon Weinberger, The Imagineers of War, talked about the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower. This…

    165 views
  • Author Discussion on the Environment
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    Author Discussion on the Environment

    Charles Mann, The Wizard and the Prophet, and Andrew Revkin, Weather: An Illustrated History, talked about climate change and the history of weather. This event was part of the Virginia…

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  • Author Discussion on Torture
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    Author Discussion on Torture

    From the Virginia Festival of the Book, a discussion on human rights violations during wartime that featured Mark Fallon, Unjustifiable Means, Andrea Pitzer, One Long Night, and Mohamedou…

    162 views
  • emThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksem
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rebecca Skloot discussed her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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  • Panel Discussion on the English Language
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    Panel Discussion on the English Language

    Allan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert Alden Rubin, author of Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms talked…

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  • Authors Discuss Nuclear War
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    Panel Discussion on Nuclear War

    Susan Southard, author of Nagaski: Life After Nuclear War, Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko: A Nagaski Bomb Survivor’s Story, and Dan Zak, author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril…

    755 views
  • Panel Discussion on the Media
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    Panel Discussion on the Media

    Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish, co-authors of Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power; Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established…

    1,117 views
  • Panel Discussion on Civil Protests
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    Panel Discussion on Civil Protests

    Howard Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent Stated and the End of American Innocence and Robert Pratt, author of Selema’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Sturggle for Racial Equality, talked…

    212 views
  • emA Carlin Home Companionem
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    A Carlin Home Companion

    Kelly Carlin talked about her memoir, A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George, about her late father, George Carlin. She spoke at the 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book, held…

    1,258 views
  • Authors Discuss Pandemics
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    Panel Discussion on Pandemics

    Karen Masterson, author of The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure, and Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola…

    695 views
  • emDrones and Targeted Killingem
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    Drones and Targeted Killing

    Professor Marjorie Cohn talked about her book Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, in which she examines drone warfare. She spoke at the 22nd annual Virginia…

    1,037 views
  • Panel Discussion on the Civil War
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    Panel Discussion on the Civil War

    James Robertson, author of After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America; Mark Tooley, author of The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of…

    1,154 views
  • Panel Discussion on Astronomy
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    Panel Discussion on Astronomy

    Marcia Bartusiak, author of Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, and Thomas Levenson, author of The Hunt for Vulcan:…

    716 views
  • emThe Man Who Stalked Einsteinem
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    The Man Who Stalked Einstein

    Bruce Hillman talked about his book The Man Who Stalked Einstein: How Nazi Scientist Philipp Lenard Changed the Course of History, in which he recalls the tumultuous relationship between…

    882 views
  • Panel Discussion on US Naval History
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    Panel Discussion on U.S. Naval History

    Dwight Hughes, author of A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, and Charles Neimeyer, author of War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay,…

    380 views
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