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    Hispanic Americans in Congress 1922-2012 Terrance Rucker and Tracy North present this recently published comprehensive history that highlights the accomplishments of the Hispanic Americans who have served in Congress, from Delegate Joseph M. Hernandez of Florida in 1822 to the freshman Members of the 112th Congress.
    • Date: 2014-09-01
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    Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America In his new book, David O. Stewart makes the case for President James Madison's centrality to the nation's founding as he tells the story of his friendships with many of the most influential figures of his time.
    • Contributor: Stewart, David O.
    • Date: 2015-04-14
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    Hip Hop Harry: 2012 National Book Festival Hip Hop Harry performs on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Hip Hop Harry
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638 Katherine Aron-Beller will be speaking about her book on the Modena inquisition of 1598-1638.
    • Contributor: Aron-Beller, Katherine
    • Date: 2012-03-21
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    Patrick O'Connell Patrick O'Connell at the 2003 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: O'connell, Patrick
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    Daivd Shannon: 2009 National Book Festival Children's illustrator David Shannon appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Shannon, David
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Timothy Murphy
    • Contributor: Murphy, Timothy
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Italy's Gastronomic Traditions Food historian Francine Segan discussed Italian cuisine.
    • Contributor: Segan, Francine
    • Date: 2015-03-19
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    The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire C.M. Mayo's first novel revolves around the little-known but true story of how Emperor of Mexico Maximilian von Hapsburg and his wife, Empress Carlota, adopted a toddler in 1865 from a reluctant American mother, who hailed from a prominent Georgetown family and who desperately tried to get her son back. Mayo, a short-story writer and essayist, discussed "The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire." ...
    • Contributor: Mayo, C.M.
    • Date: 2009-07-20
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    Dana Gioia
    • Contributor: Gioia, Dana
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Violin Master Class with Christian Tetzlaff Virtuoso violinist Christian Tetzlaff conducted a violin master class at the Library for area students and teachers.
    • Contributor: Tetzlaff, Christian
    • Date: 2008-11-07
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    The Story Behind the Stamp Kim Therault talks about Arshile Gorky's Stamp and the development of abstract expressionism.
    • Contributor: Therault, Kim
    • Date: 2010-09-28
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    Interview with Christina Rico, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Rico, Christina
    • Date: 2001-11-15
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    Pam Munoz Ryan Pam Munoz Ryan at the 2003 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Ryan, Pam Mnoz
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    Elsa Cross: 2008 National Book Festival Poet Elsa Cross appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Cross, Elsa
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    The Persian Book in Pre-Modern Turkey As part of the Library's celebration of a thousand years of the Persian book, Ahmet Karamustafa discusses Persian literature in pre-modern Turkey.
    • Contributor: Karamustafa, Ahmet
    • Date: 2014-08-13
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    Digital Natives Series: Open Source Reality Today's constantly evolving interactive technologies are having a profound impact on our culture, and the analog generation needs to look to its children to learn how to cope. According to new media and pop culture expert Douglas Rushkoff, the nation's youth have already adapted to the digital world's demands. Rushkoff discussed the new cultural complexities in a lecture titled "Open Source Reality." This is ...
    • Contributor: Rushkoff, Douglas
    • Date: 2008-06-30
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    Sonny Burgess and the Pacers Sonny Burgess and the Pacers perform rockabilly music from Arkansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Burgess, Sonny - Pacers (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006-10-18
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    Schools that Peter the Great Built: Projectors & the State in Early Modern Russia Igor Fedyukin focused on his current research for a book which, among other points, refutes the received wisdom that Peter I single-handedly designed schools and other institutions and forced them on an unwilling Russian public. A greater role was played by the administrative entrepreneurs (or "projecteurs," as they were called) who pursued their own career goals and pet ideas, and competed for status and ...
    • Contributor: Fedyukin, Igor
    • Date: 2016-05-11
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    Let's Read, Let's Move Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is joined by Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, chef and host of the Pati's Mexican Table TV show Pati Jinich, and NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon for the final 2014 field trip for "Let's Read, Let's Move," part of a broader initiative to engage youth in summer learning and physical activity.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-07-30
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    Dvorak in the New World For the first time in more than a century, Antonin Dvorak's original manuscript for Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," returned to the United States for a special one-day display at the Library of Congress. Dvorak scholar Michael Beckerman speaks on the role of African-American sources in the composer's conception of an American music. Eva Velicka joins him for a discussion on "Manuscripts ...
    • Date: 2011-10-01
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    Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right Political events in the United States often have unintended consequences for American politics and for the country as a whole. The long-term consequences of the Panama Canal debates of the 1970s was examined by Adam Clymer, former chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, who discussed his book, "Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of ...
    • Contributor: Clymer, Adam
    • Date: 2008-05-22
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    Reading: From the Fixed Page to Movable Electrons David M. Levy speaks on the information age.
    • Contributor: Levy, David M.
    • Date: 2005-02-14
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    Iranians Writing and Publishing Today, At Home and Abroad Iranian novelist Moniro Ravanipour, author and publisher Babak Takhti, author Shahryar Mandanipour and playwright Ezzat Goushegir participated in a panel discussion on "Iranians Writing and Publishing Today, At Home and Abroad" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division and the University of Maryland Center for Persian Studies.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-04-25
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    Digital Preservation Lighting Talks - Day 2 Four "lightning" presentations on Day Two of the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting included "Visual Haggard and Digitizing Illustration" (Kate Halterhoff, Carnegie-Mellon University), "DuraSpace and Chronopolis Partner to Build a Long-term Access and Preservation Platform" (Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace), "Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications: Encouraging Preservation Without Discouraging Creation" (Theron Westervelt, Library of Congress) and "Electronic Records and Digital Archivists: A Landscape Review" (Jane Zhang, ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-07-23