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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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    Book Discussion on Flyboys

    After an introduction by Ms. Arana, Mr. Bradley talked about his book, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, published by Little Brown and Company. The book tells the story of nine U.S. airmen,…

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    Emerson and Thoreau Collections

    Ms. Wilson described the collections of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau materials held by the library. Emerson was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the library.

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    In Depth with Joan Didion

    Ms. Didion talked about her career from 1963 to 1996 and about the body of work she produced during that period, including 5 works of fiction and 5 works of non-fiction. She wrote Slouching…

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    Writings of Mark Twain

    Guests examined the history of post-Civil War Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and race relations through the writings of Mark Twain. Ms. Fishkin is the author of Lighting Out for the…

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    They Marched Into Sunlight, Part 2

    Mr. Maraniss talked about his book They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967, published by Simon & Schuster. The book tells the story of two events in October…

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    They Marched Into Sunlight, Part 1

    David Maraniss was interviewed about his book, They Marched Into Sunlight, published by Simon and Schuster. The book tells the story of two events in October 1967. One event was a battle in…

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    Writings of Ernie Pyle

    Guests talked about the life and writings of Ernie Pyle and his view of the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on his reporting from the front lines in World War II. They read several from Here Is Your War, a…

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    Justice Profile: Sandra Day O'Connor

    In an overview of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s life and career, Professor Dinh, a former law clerk to Justice O’Connor, talked about his impressions of her. Professor Maveety, author of Justice Sandra Day…

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    Book Discussion on Flags of Our Fathers

    Mr. Bradley, via satellite from Chicago, talked about his bestselling chronicle of the U.S. Marines at Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Fathers. He also talked with telephone callers, who related…

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    Writings of Benjamin Franklin

    Guests examined the history of the pre-revolutionary era and Early Republic through the writings of Benjamin Franklin, publisher, scientist and early-American diplomat. Franklin wrote a number of…

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    Enron: Politics and Lobbying

    Guests talked about Enron’s ties to Washington politics, members of the administration who had worked for Enron, Enron’s lobbying efforts, federal agencies that oversaw the various businesses and…

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    Enron: Operations and Management

    The guests talked about the financial collapse of Enron, company operations, and the potential scandals surrounding the collapse. Among the topics addressed were how the company generated…

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    Justice Profile: Anthony Kennedy

    In an overview of the life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Mr. Rosen talked about Justice Kennedy’s decisions and effect on the Court. Mr. Kinnaird, a former law…

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    Nonfiction Books about Natural Disasters

    Mr. Junger talked about his books, The Perfect Storm and Fire, and about reporting on natural disasters. He answered questions from audience members. Outside, following his presentation, Mr.…

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    In Depth with Richard Rhodes

    Mr. Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 18 books, talked about his body of work, his life and career, and about the art of writing. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.…

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    Book Discussion on An Army at Dawn

    After an introduction by Mr. Downie, Mr. Atkinson talked about his book An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943, published by Owl Books. The book covers World War II in Africa, and is…

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    Writings of Ayn Rand

    From Sunset Boulevard and the Harmony Gold Theater, the guests talked about the political history of America and the world from the mid-1930s to post-World War II through the life and writings of…

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    Remembering the Alamo

    The panelists talked about the battle of the Alamo. They also responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Lind moderated the panel. Mr. Groneman wrote Eyewitness to the Alamo, published…

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    Book Discussion on Heartsongs

    Mattie Stepanek, the 11-year-old author of HeartSongs, a collection of poems published by VSP Books in July 2001, was interviewed. He also read excerpts from his book at the Children’s National Medical…

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