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  • emThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksem
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rebecca Skloot discussed her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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  • Panel Discussion on the English Language
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    Panel Discussion on the English Language

    Allan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert Alden Rubin, author of Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms talked…

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  • Authors Discuss Nuclear War
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    Panel Discussion on Nuclear War

    Susan Southard, author of Nagaski: Life After Nuclear War, Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko: A Nagaski Bomb Survivor’s Story, and Dan Zak, author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril…

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  • Panel Discussion on the Media
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    Panel Discussion on the Media

    Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish, co-authors of Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power; Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established…

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  • Panel Discussion on Civil Protests
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    Panel Discussion on Civil Protests

    Howard Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent Stated and the End of American Innocence and Robert Pratt, author of Selema’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Sturggle for Racial Equality, talked…

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  • emA Carlin Home Companionem
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    A Carlin Home Companion

    Kelly Carlin talked about her memoir, A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George, about her late father, George Carlin. She spoke at the 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book, held…

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  • Authors Discuss Pandemics
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    Panel Discussion on Pandemics

    Karen Masterson, author of The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure, and Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola…

    680 views
  • emDrones and Targeted Killingem
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    Drones and Targeted Killing

    Professor Marjorie Cohn talked about her book Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, in which she examines drone warfare. She spoke at the 22nd annual Virginia…

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  • Panel Discussion on the Civil War
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    Panel Discussion on the Civil War

    James Robertson, author of After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America; Mark Tooley, author of The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of…

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  • Panel Discussion on Astronomy
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    Panel Discussion on Astronomy

    Marcia Bartusiak, author of Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, and Thomas Levenson, author of The Hunt for Vulcan:…

    696 views
  • emThe Man Who Stalked Einsteinem
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    The Man Who Stalked Einstein

    Bruce Hillman talked about his book The Man Who Stalked Einstein: How Nazi Scientist Philipp Lenard Changed the Course of History, in which he recalls the tumultuous relationship between…

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  • Panel Discussion on US Naval History
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    Panel Discussion on U.S. Naval History

    Dwight Hughes, author of A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, and Charles Neimeyer, author of War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay,…

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  • Panel Discussion on Money and Politics
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    Panel Discussion on Money and Politics

    Authors Jamin Raskin and Ronald Collins participated in a panel discussion on money and politics. Jamin Raskin is the author of Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus The American…

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  • Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption
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    Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption

    Authors Zephyr Teachout, Brandon Garrett, and Charles Lewis participated in a panel discussion on government and corruption. Zephyr Teachout is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin…

    498 views
  • Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War
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    Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War

    Authors Robert Timberg, Robert Tecklenburg, and D.S. Lliteras participated in a panel discussion on the Vietnam War. Robert Timberg is the author of Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir. Robert…

    718 views
  • Panel Discussion on Organizing Communities
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    Panel Discussion on Organizing Communities

    Authors Zephyr Teachout and Linda Tirado participated in a panel discussion on organizing communities. Zephyr Teachout is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff…

    306 views
  • Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Superstorms
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    Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Superstorms

    Kim Cross talked about her book, What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South’s Tornado Alley. She was joined by climatologist Jerry Stenger and meteorologist…

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  • Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War
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    Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about the Vietnam War. Panelists included Frank Jones, author of Blowtorch: Robert Komer, Vietnam and American Cold War Strategy, Ira Hunt, Jr., author of Losing Vietnam,…

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  • Panel Discussion on World War II
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    Panel Discussion on World War II

    Cheryl Jorgensen-Earp and Craig Shirley talked about little-known stories from World War II. Professor Jorgensen-Earp is the author of Discourse and Defiance Under Nazi Occupation. Craig…

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  • 2014 Virginia Festival of the Book emA Dream Foreclosedem
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    A Dream Foreclosed

    Laura Gottesdiener talked about her book, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, in which she looks at the impact of home foreclosures and evictions on…

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