4,905Apr 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 ...
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 ...
1,506Mar 23, 2009
Book Discussion on The Woman Behind the New Deal
Kirstin Downey talked about her biography The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). ...
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 ...
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 ...
714Jun 19, 2012
Book Discussion on Presidential Campaign Posters
A look at the history of Presidential Campaign Posters. The editors of a Library of Congress book on the topic use examples of posters from their vast collections to discuss the differences ...
667Feb 3, 2010
Book Discussion on Flight from Monticello
Michael Kranish, a reporter in the Washington bureau of The Boston Globe, recounts the ideological and political maturation of Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Kranish examines Jefferson’s ...
653Feb 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 ...
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 ...
332Oct 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
241Apr 11, 2006
Book Discussion on The American Civil War: 365 Days
Margaret Wagner and Gary Gallagher talked about the book The American Civil War: 365 Days. Written by Ms. Wagner, with an introduction by Civil War historian Gary Gallagher, the book ...
188Oct 16, 2008
Book Discussion on Fields of Vision
Army Colonel Butch Kievenaar, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, spoke by live remote from Iraq about ongoing security operations in Iraq to reporters in the Pentagon.
87Nov 2, 1999
Book Discussion on Tournament of Shadows
The authors talked about their book, Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and Race for Empire in Central Asia (A Cornelia and Michael Bessie Book), published by Counterpoint Press. The ...
69Apr 1, 2003
Book Discussion on Millicent Fenwick: Her Way
Ms. Schapiro talked about her first book Millicent Fenwick: Her Way (Rutgers University Press; February 12, 2003). Ms. Fenwick began her career at Vogue magazine where she ...
63May 1, 2002
Book Discussion on War Letters
Recently an Armed Services Edition of War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars was published by Washington Square Press and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. To celebrate ...
55Mar 20, 2001
Everybody Wins! When Adults Read with Children
First Lady Laura Bush was the guest of honor at this celebration of reading hosted by “Everybody Wins!,” an nonprofit organization that invites adults to become “reading ...
25Mar 5, 1997
Book Discussion on The Book in America
Mr. Clement talked about his book, The Book in America, which traces the history of books and reading in the U.S. and includes the history of authors, printers, reviewers and ...
24Jan 28, 2005
Women's National Book Association Award
Nancy Pearl will receive the 2004 Women’s National Book Association award for extraordinary contributions to the world of books and talk about her love of books and reading.