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November 13, 1997

Author Stanley Karnow to Speak at Library of Congress on December 4

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and historian Stanley Karnow will discuss his new book, Paris in the Fifties, at the Library of Congress at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building. The program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress as part of its "Books & Beyond" author lecture series.

Paris in the Fifties was written from carbon copies of dispatches, many of which were never printed, that Mr. Karnow sent to Time while he was working for the magazine in the 1950s. The reporting "is current, rich and ... vibrates with immediacy," as William Wharton put it in his review in the Washington Post's Book World.

Mr. Karnow, who has relied heavily on the resources of the Library of Congress in researching and writing several of his books, won the Pulitzer Prize for In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines (1989). His other books include Vietnam: A History, revised and updated version (1991); Mao and China: A Legacy of Turmoil, 3rd ed. (1990); and The Conspiracy and Death of Lin Biao (1983).

The Center for the Book was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries. For information, write the center at 101 Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, DC 20540-4920 or visit its site on the World Wide Web at

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PR 97-194
ISSN 0731-3527

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