National Book Award of 1901 Debate
Three authors, Peter Gomes, Kathryn Lasky and E.O. Wilson, presented their arguments for the book most worthy of the National Book Award in 1901, some fifty years before the actual award was… read more
Three authors, Peter Gomes, Kathryn Lasky and E.O. Wilson, presented their arguments for the book most worthy of the National Book Award in 1901, some fifty years before the actual award was created. The books up for consideration were Booker T. Washington’s “Up From Slavery” (Gomes), Rudyard Kipling’s “Kim” (Lasky), and John Muir’s “Our National Parks” (Wilson). Following the panelists' debate, the audience members voted. close
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Peter Gomes Chaplain Harvard University
Kathryn Lasky Author
Christopher Lydon Talk Show Host (Former) WBUR, Boston->Connection
Vivian Spiro Chair Association of the Boston Public Library->Board of Directors
Our National Parks
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