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    President Lincoln's Assassination

    David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, talked about actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Lincoln as the Civil War came to an end in April 1865.

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    Open Phones with David Reynolds

    David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, talked about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and responded to viewer questions. Mr. Reynolds spoke via video link from…

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    Scholarship of Historian and Author David Reynolds

    A panel examines the historical scholarship of David Reynolds, author of biographies of John Brown and Walt Whitman and histories of the mid-19th century. The panelists include Pulitzer…

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    Mightier Than the Sword

    David Reynolds presented a history of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, published in 1852. The author profiled Ms. Stowe (1811-1896), whose novel supported the abolishment of…

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    John Brown, Abolitionist

    David Reynolds talked about his book John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, published by Knopf. Mr. Reynolds profiled the life of…

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    After Words with David Reynolds

    David Reynolds talked about his book Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson (Harper; September 30, 2008). In his account of the years 1815-1848 Mr. Reynolds recounts the early years of capitalism…

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    Walt Whitman's America

    Professor David Reynolds talked about his recent book, Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, published by Alfred A. Knopf. He analyzed Whitman’s contradictory stances on race, class…

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    National Book Critics Circle Awards

    The National Book Critics Circle Awards presented its annual awards. Each year, they award prizes to books in five categories: Biography and Autobiography, Anne Fadiman won in General Nonfiction…

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