Lincoln, the Presidency and the Press: National Book Festival 2020
Harold Holzer, "The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media from the Founding Fathers to Fake News" (Dutton), appears in conversation with Ted Widmer, "Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington" (Simon & Schuster). Award-winning historian Holzer offers an account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press--from George Washington to Donald Trump--while American...
Widmer, Ted - Holzer, Harold - Bird, Kai
Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music For Men's Voices
Preceding the Cantus concert was a panel discussion titled "Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music for Men's Voices" in a program sponsored by the Music Division. Panelists for the preconcert presentation were Frank Albinder, director of the Washington Men's Camerata; Ann Meier Baker, president of Chorus America; and Gunilla Marcus-Luboff and the Library's Robert Saladini, co-developers of the Library of Congress Series of Choral Music,...
Insect World: National Book Festival 2020
Edward D. Melillo, "The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World" (Knopf), appears in conversation with Wendy Williams, "The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect" (Simon & Schuster). Amherst professor Melillo gives us an insightful, entertaining dive in the fruitful, centuries-long relationship between humans and insects, while Williams --...
Palca, Joe - Williams, Wendy - Melillo, Edward D.
Haben Girma: National Book Festival 2020
"Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law" (Twelve) is the incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her journey from isolation to extraordinary accomplishment. Girma's advocacy for people with disabilities won her the Helen Keller Achievement Award as well as praise from President Obama, who named her White House Champion of Change.
Close-up of TR's grave, 1920
Close-up of Theodore Roosevelt's grave, 1920
Close shot of TR's gravestone, Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, N.Y. Birth and death dates of TR and birth date of his wife, Edith, are visible.
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Walter Mosley: National Book Festival 2020
Bestselling mystery author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. "The Awkward Black Man: Stories" (Grove) collects 17 of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to showcase the full range of his talent. Interview by Maureen Corrigan, NPR book critic.
Margaret Mead audiovisual collection,
Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
Films in the Mead Collection are general films of her personal and professional life, and contain films by other producers that came from her offices at the American Museum of Natural History and the Institute for Intercultural Studies. Subjects include Child development and acquisition of personality characteristics as a culturally derived phenomenon, cultural issues relating to post-World War II, cybernetics, ekistics (study of human...
Renaissance Dance: Conversion while dancing the pavane (pavan)
videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:16 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Thomas Baird, dancer; Susan Manus, violin. Music: "Belle qui tiens ma vie" from Arbeau. See: in Arbeau, Thoinot. Orchesographie, (#219), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).
Walt Whitman's Birthday Party Celebration
Author Robert Burleigh and illustrator Sterling Hundley discuss the research, story and artwork of their book "O Captain, My Captain: Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War." The Library of Congress holds the most extensive array of Whitman and Whitman-relate collections anywhere in the world, including holdings in the Manuscript, Rare Book, Music, and Prints and Photographs divisions.
RKO Radio Pictures - Maltz, Albert - Sinatra, Frank - Stordahl, Alex
Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel II
The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. This panel explored "The Significance of Strickland: The High Stakes of Failing to Ensure the Effective Assistance of Counsel." The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from legal...
Climate & Wildfires in the 21st Century
Douglas Morton spoke about his research using NASA satellite data and climate models, which have projected drier conditions across the U.S. and other fire-prone landscapes in coming decades, with an increase in frequency of extreme events (e.g., megafires).
Dinosaurs Along the Silk Road
During the past seven years, James M. Clark has been part of a team that found the bones of small dinosaurs mired in mud, stacked one on top of another, in the northern part of Xinjiang, China, near the ancient Silk Road. Clark, who is the Ronald Weintraub Professor of Biology at George Washington University, says a spectacular bestiary of dinosaurs and their contemporaries...
Create a Book Cover
Jason Reynolds, seventh National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, challenges kids to create or modify a book cover in the ninth installment of the "Write. Right. Rite." video series.
Kruger and Ward
Unidentified Peters No 3: Vaudeville acts
Opening title introduces "Kruger and Ward, the tall and short of it." The camera iris opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a canyon and waterfall. Two clowns walk across the stage: a dwarf with a fake bald pate dressed in evening clothes and a top hat, and a tall, thin clown dressed as a woman. The dwarf follows the "woman" with...
Spanuth, Hans A. - Afi/Peters (S.E.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Commonwealth Pictures Corporation - Kruger and Ward