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    It's One O'Clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride

    Ms. Ware talked about her book It’s One O’clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography, published by New York University Press. She said McBride was a pioneer of American…

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    Lewis and Clark's Expedition

    Ralph Ehrenberg and Herman Viola talked about their book, Mapping the West with Lewis in Clark. They also displayed the original 1814 map that was created by Meriwether Lewis and William…

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    A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. The…

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    War Letters Reading

    Andrew Carroll, editor of War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, read selections from the book at the Library of Congress. The book is a collection of 200 letters…

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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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    This is the Day: The March on Washington

    Brigitte Freed, Michael Eric Dyson, and Paul Farber talked about Leonard Freed’s work and displayed many of his photographs from the March on Washington at the Library of Congress in…

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    Youth Literacy Programs

    Walter Dean Meyers and John Cole talked about youth literacy. The panel was entitled, “Reading is Not an Option.” The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress…

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    Electing FDR

    Donald Ritchie talked about his book Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932, published by University Press of Kansas. In his book Mr. Ritchie recounted the presidential election of…

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    King of the Lobby

    Kathryn Jacob, curator of manuscripts at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, recalls the political life of Sam Ward who during the mid-19th century was the most powerful lobbyist in Washington, DC.…

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    The Library of Congress

    C-SPAN’s original feature documentary, The Library of Congress, is a behind-the-scenes look at the national repository, providing the history of the institution, a tour of its iconic Jefferson…

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    Master of the Senate

    Mr. 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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    Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress

    John Cole, co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress, published by Bernan Press, appeared on “The Book Guys” radio show to talk it. The book covers the history of the Library…

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    Following the Drum

    Nancy K. Loane talked about her book, Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment. In a book based on a decade of research, she describes some of the women who lived in the…

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    National Collegiate Book Collecting Ceremony

    A ceremony was held to award the winners of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. The annual contest recognizes “outstanding book collecting efforts by college and university students” and “aims to encourages young collectors to become…

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    Calvin Coolidge and His Approach to Politics

    Senator Patrick Leahy and Governor Jim Douglas talked about former President Calvin Coolidge’s “civil approach to politics,” and the need for more of his approach in contemporary political debate. President Coolidge’s…

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    The Fourth Part of the World

    Toby Lester talked about his book The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name (Free Press, November 3, 2009). Up until the early 1500s,…

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    Children of the Great Depression

    The co-editors discussed their book Children of the Depression, published by Indiana University Press. The book is a collection of images of children taken by Depression-era Farm Security…

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    Discussion on Writing with Stephen King

    Authors Stephen, Tabitha, and Owen King discussed their writing with Washington, D.C., area high school students. After all the authors read from their works they took questions from the students. Tabitha…

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    Ralph Ellison: A Biography

    Arnold Rampersad talked about his book Ralph Ellison: A Biography, published by Knopf. Professor Rampersad researched the life of Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man, whose meditations on African-American…

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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…

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