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Speaker: Annette Gordon Reed
Event Date: September 26, 2009
Running Time: 00:47

Award-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed, who appeared at the National Book Festival, talks about the importance of reading.

“Reading is fundamental to democracy.”

Speaker Biography:
Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law at New York Law School since 1992 and winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history for her book “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” is one of the country's most distinguished presidential scholars. Her first book was the acclaimed “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” which was described by The New Yorker as “brilliant.”