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  • National Book Festival Author's Gala: 2014 National Book Festival

    National Book Festival Author's Gala at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-29
  • Mac Barnett: 2011 National Book Festival

    Mac Barnett appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Barnett, Mac
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • C.P.E. Bach Sources at the Library of Congress

    A discussion of the C.P.E. Bach manuscripts at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Boomhower, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • Chronicling America and Building the National Digital Newspaper Program

    The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Library of Congress, is a long-term effort to create and provide permanent access to a searchable database of U.S. newspapers and digitized pages, selected for their historic content and value. The initial version of this rich digital resource is available from the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-06
  • Maria Venegas: 2014 National Book Festival

    Maria Venegas appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Venegas, Maria
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • From Ptolemy to Pilgrimage: Images of Late Antiquity in Geography, Travel & Cartography

    A survey of Greek and Latin geographical tradition during Late Antiquity (c. 200-600 CE), when various genres of travel narrative rose to prominence. Scott Johnson links this mode of writing to the transition from a pagan/Greco-Roman world to a Christian one as new ways of explaining the known world mixed the classical inheritance with biblical and early Christian history. This mixture was to influence ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Scott
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-06-09
  • Mapping Water Use from Space

    Martha Anderson talks about using images from the Landsat satellite program to monitor water use and drought on U.S. farms with pinpoint accuracy to measure evapotranspiration, the total amount of water used in the process of growing crops.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Martha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-06-14
  • Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

    Attorney and Lincoln scholar James L. Swanson discussed his best-selling book "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "Manhunt" (Morrow, 2006) has received outstanding reviews and is now on both the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best seller lists. According to historian James McPherson, "this riveting hour-by-hour account of Lincoln's assassination, Booth's ...

    • Contributor: Swanson, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-18
  • The Loss and Rebirth of the Library of Alexandria

    Renowned thinker, writer and speaker Ismail Serageldin discusses the restoration of the Library of Alexandria.

    • Contributor: Serageldin, Ismail
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-08
  • Afghan Art and Architecture Through the Ages

    Hamid Naweed spoke about his new book, "Art Through the Ages in Afghanistan," a study of the pictorial and sculpting arts from the the prehistoric period to the Islamic era in Afghanistan.

    • Contributor: Naweed , Hamid
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-08-06
  • Azar Nafisi

    • Contributor: Nafisi, Azar
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Andrea Mitchell: Book Fest 05

    Author Andrea Mitchell at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Mitchell, Andrea
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Shelia Moses: 2006 National Book Festival

    Author Shelia Moses at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Moses, Shelia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Allen Toussaint & Larry Appelbaum

    Prior to a concert by Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler at the Library of Congress, Toussaint sat for an interview with Larry Appelbaum about his hit records, life in the recording studios, the New Orleans piano tradition, Professor Longhair, the challenges of songwriting and producing and the impact of Hurricane Katrina.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • The History and Heritage of the Church of the Presidents

    St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., is unique among churches in the United States. A National Historic Landmark, located just north of Lafayette Square and in clear view of the White House, it has witnessed the presence within its walls of more notable civilian and military leaders of the United States than any other church in the nation. Aside from the White House, ...

    • Contributor: Grimmett , Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-24
  • Janet Wong

    • Contributor: Wong, Janet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Poet Laureate Donald Hall Opens the Literary Season

    Donald Hall opened the Library's 2006-07 literary season with a reading of poems from his book "White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006" (Houghton Mifflin, 2006).

    • Contributor: Hall, Donald
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-10-03
  • Sarah Stewart & David Small: 2012 National Book Festival

    Sarah Stewart & David Small appear on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Lisa Scottoline: Book Fest 07

    Lisa Scottoline in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Scottoline, Lisa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

    Simon J. Bronner interprets the uses of play and ritual for students in different eras to work through tough issues of their age and environment. More broadly, campus traditions are shown to function centrally in the development of American culture.

    • Contributor: Bronner, Simon J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-08-09
  • R.S. Gwynn

    • Contributor: Gwynn, R.S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Paul Bogard: 2014 National Book Festival

    Paul Bogard appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Bogard, Paul
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • What Went Wrong... and Why

    Bernard Lewis of Princeton University and Mohammed Arkoun of the Sorbonne University discuss relations between the Middle East and the Western nations.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-05-07
  • Gail Tsukiyama

    • Contributor: Tsukiyama, Gail
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Mapping the New Empire: Britain's General Survey of North America, 1763-1782

    Britain's decisive victory in the Seven Years' War dramatically enlarged its American empire. Once confined to the coastal plain, British North America extended after 1763 from Hudson's Bay to the Florida Keys and past the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River, at least on paper. To understand these new territories and bring them under control, the Board of Trade launched the General Survey of ...

    • Contributor: Edelson, Max
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-16