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  • Sandra Cisneros Discusses emA House of My Ownem
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    A House of My Own

    Sandra Cisneros, author of A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, delivered a talk after receiving the Fairfax Prize, which is awarded annually during the Fall for the Book festival in…

  • Claudia Kalb Discusses emAndy Warhol Was a Hoarderem
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    Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder

    Claudia Kalb talked about her book, Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities, about the evolution in our understanding of mental health using the stories…

  • Robin Hanson Discusses emThe Age of Emem
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    The Age of Em

    Professor Robin Hanson talked about his book, The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth, about what a robot-ruled world will be like. This event, part of the Fall for…

  • Molly McCartney Discusses emAmericas War Machineem
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    America's War Machine

    Molly McCartney, co-author of America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts, talks about the U.S. military-industrial complex and how it has changed since President Eisenhower…

  • Kenneth Walsh on emCelebrity in Chiefem
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    Celebrity in Chief

    Kenneth Walsh appeared at the Fall for the Book festival in Fairfax, Virginia, to discuss his book, Celebrity in Chief.

  • emReal Native Geniusem
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    Real Native Genius

    Angela Hudson talked about her book, Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians.

  • emHavana Hardballem
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    Havana Hardball

    Cesar Brioso talked about his book, Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League.

  • emThe Peace that Almost Wasem
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    The Peace that Almost Was

    Mark Tooley talked about his book, The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War.

  • emSection 60em
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    Section 60

    Robert Poole talked about his book, Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery, Where the War Comes Home.

  • emOn Immunityem
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    On Immunity

    Eula Biss talks about her book, On Immunity: An Inoculation. She spoke at the 2014 Fall for the Book festival, which took place on September 11-18 in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Biss was the…

  • emAmerican Phoenixem
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    American Phoenix

    Jane Hampton Cook talked about her book, American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence. She spoke at the 2014 Fall for the…

  • emThe Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During The Civil Warem
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    The Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During The Civil War

    Juanita Patience Moss talked about her book, The Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During The Civil War, in which she discusses the role of African-American soldiers in the Civil…

  • emLincolns Battle with Godem
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    Lincoln's Battle with God

    Stephen Mansfield talked about his book, Lincoln’s Battle with God: A President’s Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America, in which he discusses Lincoln’s spiritual beliefs, which…

  • emThe Distance Between Usem
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    The Distance Between Us

    Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she shares her experiences growing up in Mexico without her parents, who immigrated to the United States illegally…

  • emBusiness Networks in Syriaem
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    Business Networks in Syria

    Bassam Haddad discussed his book, Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience, and talked about the current political conflict in that country which had led to the…

  • emSEAL Team Sixem
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    SEAL Team Six

    Howard Wasdin talked about his book, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper. He used slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the…

  • emWorld in Balanceem
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    World in Balance

    Brooke Stoddard talked about his book, World in Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940. Mr. Stoddard was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at George Mason…

  • Mason Award Presentation and Lecture
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    Mason Award Presentation and Lecture

    Author Neil Gaiman delivered the Mason Award lecture and answers questions from the Fall for the Book festival audience. The Mason Award, presented annually at the Fall for the Book festival, honors…

  • emThe Color Purpleem
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    The Color Purple

    Author Alice Walker discussed her book, The Color Purple. Ms. Walker was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

  • emThe Coming Prosperityem
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    The Coming Prosperity

    Author Philip Auerswald discussed his book, The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy. Mr. Auerswald was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival,…

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