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  • Elizabeth Fenn on emEncounters at the Heart of the Worldem
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    Encounters at the Heart of the World

    Elizabeth Fenn talked about her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People. She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held…

    1,106 views
  • emHero of the Empireem
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    Hero of the Empire

    Candice Millard talked about her book Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, in which she recalls the actions of future British Prime…

    1,788 views
  • emMost Blessed of the Patriarchsem
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    Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

    Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf talked about their book "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, in which they examine the intellectual…

    618 views
  • Interview with Amy Ellis Nutt
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    Interview with Amy Ellis Nutt

    Amy Ellis Nutt talked about her book, Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family. She was interviewed while at the 16th annual National Book Festival at the Book TV set at…

    699 views
  • Interview with JoAnn Jenkins
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    Interview with Jo-Ann Jenkins

    Jo-Ann Jenkins talked about her book, Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age. She was interviewed at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter…

    480 views
  • emLafayette in the Somewhat United Statesem
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    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Sarah Vowell talked about her book Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of the French-born Marquis de Lafayette. She spoke…

    975 views
  • Open Phones with Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
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    Open Phones with Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, Representative Lewis' digital director and policy adviser, talked about their book, March: Book Three, and responded viewer comments and…

    293 views
  • Open Phones with Ken Burns
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    Open Phones with Ken Burns

    Ken Burns talked about his book Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents, in which he provides a history of the American presidents for young adults. He also responded to…

    494 views
  • emThe Witchesem
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    The Witches

    Stacy Schiff talked about her book The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem, in which she recalls the Salem Witch Trials. She spoke on the History and Biography Stage at…

    626 views
  • Interview with Mary Roach
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    Interview with Mary Roach

    Mary Roach talked about her book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, in which she discusses the science that is used to improve the effectiveness and safety of America’s military.…

    218 views
  • Open Phones with KeeangaYamahtta Taylor
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    Open Phones with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talked about her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and responded to viewer comments and questions. She was interviewed while at the 16th annual…

    172 views
  • emDestiny and Powerem
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    Destiny and Power

    Jon Meacham talked about his book Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, in which he recalls the life of President George H.W. Bush. He spoke on the History…

    385 views
  • emBlack Flagsem
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    Black Flags

    Joby Warrick talked about his book Black Flags, in which he reports on the rise of ISIS.* He spoke on the History and Biography Stage at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the…

    450 views
  • emRightful Heritageem
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    Rightful Heritage

    Douglas Brinkley talked about his book Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, in which he looks at President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s creation of many National…

    370 views
  • Open Phones with Bob Woodward
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    Open Phones with Bob Woodward

    Bob Woodward talked about his book, i The Last of the President’s Men, and responded to viewer comments and questions. He was interviewed while at the 16th annual National Book Festival at…

    370 views
  • Open Phones on the National Book Festival
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    Open Phones on the National Book Festival

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the 16th annual National Book Festival.

    57 views
  • 2016 National Book Festival
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    2016 National Book Festival

    Book TV presented live coverage of the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

    1,103 views
  • Open Phones with David McCullough
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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…

    1,009 views
  • emStokely A Lifeem
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    Stokely: A Life

    Peniel Joseph spoke about his book, Stokely: A Life, in which he examines the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. He spoke in the History and Biography…

    302 views
  • Edward Larson on emThe Return of George Washingtonem
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    The Return of George Washington

    Edward Larson talked about his book The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789, in which he examines the political career of George Washington. He spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th…

    649 views
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