The Forgotten Fifties

The Forgotten Fifties

08/30/2014

James Conaway, author of The Forgotten Fifties, and Amy Pastan, picture editor, appear at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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Civil War Timeline Book

Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

08/08/2013

Christel Schmidt, author of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies, discusses Pickford’s lasting contributions to the world of cinema.

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Civil War Timeline Book

The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War

03/12/2013

Margaret Wagner discusses "The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War" in commemoration the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

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Mary Pickford Book

Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

12/04/2012

Christel Schmidt discusses her book, "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies," and sheds new light on this icon's life and legacy.

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Armenian Book

The Growth of a Squiggly Letter Language Collection: Armenian at the Library of Congress

08/29/2012

Levon Avdoyan, author of "To Know Wisdom and Instruction," discusses the establishment and growth of the Library's Armenian language collections.

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Presidential Campaign Posters

Presidential Campaign Posters

06/19/2012

Ralph Eubanks discusses the new publication, "Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art" which represents 100 posters, from the campaigns of Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama.

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Seven American Poets Laureate

A Celebration of American Poets Laureate

10/6/2010

Seven former U. S. Poets Laureate/Consultants in Poetry reunite in the historic Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress for a night of poetry.

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Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

Baseball Americana Symposium

10/03/2009

Baseball experts and players (including Hall of Famer Ernie Banks) discuss the game
and its history.

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World War II: 365 Days

Books and Beyond author talk, “World War II: 365 Days”

05/27/2009

As part ot the "Books and Beyond" series, Margaret M. Wagner and Athena Angelos discuss the war and share images from the book.

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Timothy Egan

Books and Beyond event with Timothy Egan

5/11/2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan leads a discussion of the photos of the Farm Security Administration focusing on three of the photographers in the Fields of Vision series: Ben Shahn, Russell Lee and Marion Post Wolcott.

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Harold Holzer

Harold Holzer reads from “In Lincoln's Hand”

2/24/2009

Harold Holzer, co-editor of "In Lincoln's Hand," reads his essay from the book. Recording by the History Channel.

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William Safire

William Safire reads from “In Lincoln's Hand”

2/24/2009

Author William Safire reads his essay from the book "In Lincoln's Hand." Recording by the History Channel.

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Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston reads from “In Lincoln's Hand”

2/24/2009

Actor Sam Waterston reads his essay from the book "In Lincoln's Hand." Recording by the History Channel.

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Joshua Wolf Shenk

Joshua Wolf Shenk reads from “In Lincoln's Hand”

2/24/2009

Joshua Wolf Shenk, co-editor of "In Lincoln's Hand," reads his essay from the book. Recording by the History Channel.

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Vincent Virga

Books and Beyond author talk, “Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations”

10/23/2007

Author Vincent Virga, curator Ron Grim and Geography & Maps Division director John Hebert discuss the book and LC’s map collections.

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Margaret Wagner, Linda Barrett Osborne, and Susan Reyburn

National Book Festival Veterans History Project panel discussion

09/29/07

Authors Margaret Wagner, Linda Barrett Osborne, and Susan Reyburn and moderator Tom Wiener discuss “The Library of Congress Companion to World War II.”

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Richard L. Cleary

Book launch of “Lighthouses” and “Bridges”

5/9/2007

The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrate the publication of "Lighthouses" and "Bridges" with a special program.

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John Hessler

Warping Waldseemuller: Computer Modeling and the Quest to Understand the 1507 and 1516 World Maps

11/29/2006

John Hessler, author of "The Naming of America," presents a lecture on the 1507 and 1516 world maps by Martin Waldseemuller.

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Michelle Krowl

Books and Beyond authors’ talk, “Women Who Dare” series

11/16/2006

The seven authors of the Women Who Dare series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, discuss their books.

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John Cole

Books and Beyond author talk, “The Civil War: 365 Days”

04/11/2006

Writer and editor Margaret E. Wagner and historian Gary W. Gallagher discussed their new book, which draws on the Library's incomparable collections to present a unique perspective on the conflict.

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Genevieve Williams

Book launch of “Theaters”

12/6/2005

The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrate the publication of "Theaters" with a special program of music and entertainment.

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Nancy Green

Book launch of “Barns”

4/10/2003

The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrate the first release in their Visual Sourcebooks series.

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Great Photographs from the US Library of Congress

09/28/14

Aimee Hess, editor of Great Photographs from the Library of Congress, discusses the ebookon the Voice of America’s As It Is radio program.

New MSU Exhibit Presents Hundreds of Alan Lomax Michigan Folksongs

10/31/13

Todd Harvey, curator of the Library’s Alan Lomax Collection and author of the digital publication Michigan-I-O, and folklorist Laurie Sommers discuss the numerous activities celebrating the 75th anniversary of Lomax’s historic folk collecting trip to Michigan.

When Alan Lomax Visited Michigan

Todd Harvey, curator of the Library’s Alan Lomax Collection and author of the digital publication Michigan-I-O, is interviewed for Interlochen Public Radio (see episode #5)

Alan Lomax and the Soundscapes of the Upper Midwest

This podcast series from the Library of Congress celebrates the 75th anniversary of Library folklorist Alan Lomax’s pioneering song collecting trip to the Upper Midwest in 1938. This historic trip is the subject of the digital publication Michigan-I-O.

"Mary Pickford, Queen of the Movies," The Leonard Lopate Show

4/30/13

Christel Schmidt talks about Mary Pickford, cinema's first great star, along with Ben Model, piano accompanist.

New Book Shows Off the Earliest Relics of Baseball

12/16/2009

Co-authors Phil Michel and Susan Reyburn discuss LC baseball treasures on NPR's “All Things Considered.”

“Breaking Barriers,” the Kojo Nnamdi Show

09/30/2009

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Susan Reyburn discuss women in baseball and the book “Baseball Americana.”