375Feb 5, 2013
Book Discussion on 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 ...
60Dec 7, 2012
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 ...
652Feb 7, 2012
Book Discussion on 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 ...
4,547Jun 27, 2011
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 ...
301Oct 26, 2010
Book Discussion on 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 ...
330Oct 15, 2010
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 ...
351Aug 3, 2010
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 ...
783Feb 23, 2010
Book Discussion on 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 ...
2,032Nov 5, 2009
Book Discussion on 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 ...
4,902Apr 4, 2008
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 ...
397Feb 14, 2008
Book Discussion on 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 ...
244May 3, 2007
Book Discussion on 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 ...
231Jan 30, 2006
Book Discussion on 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 ...
85Feb 22, 2005
Book Discussion on Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography
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 ...
60Oct 27, 2004
Book Discussion on First Daughters
Gerald Gawalt and his daughter Ann Gawalt discussed their book, First Daughters: Letters between U.S. Presidents and Their Daughters, published by Black Dog and Leventhal ...
65Oct 29, 2003
Book Discussion on 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 ...
13Oct 4, 2003
National Book Festival Interview
Mr. Cole talked about the National Book Festival events and his coordination of the authors. The festival is being held on the National Mall this year.
1,114May 20, 2003
Book Discussion on 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 ...
15Oct 12, 2002
Festival Organizer Interview
Mr. Cole talked about the National Book Festival and the role of the Library of Congress' Center for the Book in organizing the festival.
12Jul 25, 2002
Telephone lines were open for audience comments. Mr. Cole spoke briefly about a book festival at the Library of Congress.
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