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As a reporter on the national staff of The Washington Post, Steve Vogel covers the federal government and the military and veterans. He reported on the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon and the building’s reconstruction. In 2007, he published “The Pentagon: A History.” In “Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation” (Random House), Vogel “does a superb job of bringing this woeful tale to life” (The Washington Post), when Rear Adm. George Cockburn steered a small squadron of British naval vessels into the Chesapeake Bay and managed to become “the most hated man in America as he enthusiastically plundered whatever he laid his eyes on.”

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Steve Vogel

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