1,142May 30, 2009
Book Discussion on Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, talked about their co-edited book, Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies (Little, Brown Young Readers; October 1, ...
582Jun 24, 2012
2012 Best of the Best from the University Presses
The Association of American University Presses presented librarians who talked about recent titles they had selected while showing slides of the books. The panelists were members of the ...
555Dec 22, 2012
Columbine and Connecticut School Shooting
Dave Cullen talked about his book, Columbine, about the 1999 Colorado high school mass shooting, and the recent elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Topics included his ...
413Mar 14, 2008
Book Discussion on The Case for Civility
Os Guiness talked about his book, The Case For Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It, published by HarperOne. Mr. Guinness offers a proposal for restoring civility in the U.S. ...
272Nov 18, 2012
James Patterson on Reading
Author James Patterson talked about the value of families reading together. He also responded to questions from the audience. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair ...
174May 6, 2003
Book Discussion on The Language Police
Professor Ravitch talked about her book The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn, published by Knopf. She described the censorship of books that interest ...
139Jan 12, 2004
Politics of Textbook Adoption
Panelists discussed state textbook adoption policies. Among the topics addressed were censorship, the influence of pressure groups in textbook selection, the quality of currently published ...
98Jan 30, 1997
Goosebumps Series Appropriateness Hearing
Educators, parents, children and others met to discuss the availability of the “Goosebumps” series by R.L. Stine in local school libraries in the second of two hearings, which feature ...
93Sep 11, 2000
Book Discussion on Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms
Panelists discussed Ms. Ravitch’s new book Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reform. The author asserts that the efforts to improve America’s schools have been foiled by ...
89Nov 30, 2005
Book Discussion on A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America
Mr. Weinstein interviewed Lynne Cheney at an evening event hosted by the National Archives. Mrs. Cheney talked about her book A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America, ...
86Mar 25, 2006
Anya Kamenetz talked about her book, Generation Debt, the cost of obtaining a college education, and the effects the increasing price tag may have on young adults. She responded to ...
76Apr 17, 1997
Book Discussion on The Schools We Need
Mr. Hirsch talked about his book, The Schools We Need: And Why We Don’t Have Them. Mr. Hirsch talked about the need for education focused on a core knowledge program in which ...
73May 9, 1997
Book Discussion on History on Trial
Dr. Nash talked about his new book, History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past. It chronicles the development and criticism of the “National History ...
71Feb 11, 1998
National History Standards
Professor Nash talked about his book, History on Trial: Culture Wars in the Teaching of the Past, which discusses national history standards in schools. After his prepared remarks, he ...
52Oct 18, 1996
Book Discussion on The Opening of the American Mind
Mr. Levine talked about his recent book, The Opening of the American Mind: Canons, Culture & History. He emphasized that there had always been people who were frightened by a broad, ...
43Nov 16, 1996
Undoing the Liberal History Lesson
Mr. Evans spoke about his book, The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics and the American Tradition. He argued against the idea that liberty and religion have been in conflict throughout ...
37Sep 5, 2002
Book Discussion on Sports: The Hype and the Hypocrisy
Mr. Deford talked about his experiences as a sports reporter. He also talked about the negative impact of college athletic scholarships. He argued that these scholarships showed ...
31May 12, 1998
Book Discussion on Stacked Deck
Mr. Mitchell talked about his book, Stacked Deck: A Story of Selfishness in America, published by Temple University Press. In the book, he criticizes the American emphasis on ...
27Nov 9, 2003
Book Discussion on Publishing: A Leap from Mind to Mind
Mr. Miller talked about his book, Publishing: A Leap from Mind to Mind, from Fulcrum Publishing. In the book, the author examines the publishing industry, focusing on Houghton ...
25May 30, 1997
College Campus Bookselling
The panelists discussed the challenges facing bookstores on college campuses and strategies for success in the face of these challenges. The trends of the business such as cross-merchandising, ...
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