Film, VideoOn Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World Webcast James Srodes discussed and signed his book, "On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World."
- Contributor: Srodes, James
- Date: 2013-03-27
Film, VideoJackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By Sharon Robinson, baseball legend Jackie Robinson's daughter and director of educational programming for the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, came to the Library of Congress to discuss her newly...
- Contributor: Robinson, Sharon
- Date: 2001-11-06
Film, VideoSodom Laurel Album Explores North Carolina Mountain Community The visual and oral history of a rural mountain community called Sodom Laurel, and one family steeped in the tradition of the area, are the focus of a new book and accompanying...
- Contributor: Amberg, Rob
- Date: 2003-04-21
Film, VideoPatience and Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places and Book Culture Based on dozens of interviews, "Patience and Fortitude" is filled with personal stories about the relevance of books and book culture for individuals and nations.
- Contributor: Basbanes, Nicholas
- Date: 2001-11-08
Film, VideoHow to Read and Why Harold Bloom discusses his book, "How to Read and Why."
- Contributor: Bloom, Harold
- Date: 2000-06-28
Film, VideoPen of Fire: John Moncure Daniel The author discussed his new book, the first full-length biography of Confederate champion John Moncure Daniel.
- Contributor: Bridges, Peter
- Date: 2002-11-18
Film, VideoMaster of the Senate Robert A. Caro recently won the Pulitzer Prize in biography for the Master of the Senate (Knopf, 2002) the third volume in his biography of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
- Contributor: Caro, Robert A.
- Date: 2003-05-20
Film, VideoThe Warren and Margot Coville Collection of Photographs from the Clarence H. White School of Photography Warren Coville describes his experience collecting works by photographers associated with this influential, but historically under-appreciated school. Joining him is Kathy Erwin, Curator of the Coville Collection.
- Date: 2001-10-11
Film, VideoMexicans and Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code International business executive and cultural analyst Ned Crouch discusses how Mexicans and Americans live and work together, and how this will be the big cultural story in North America in the 21st...
- Contributor: Crouch, Ned
- Date: 2005-02-14
Film, VideoAn Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic Michael Dirda, senior editor of the "Washington Post Book World", discussed his new memoir.
- Contributor: Dirda, Michael
- Date: 2003-10-14
Film, VideoJefferson and His Legacy Historians Joseph Ellis and Annette Gordon-Reed discuss Jefferson and his legacy.
- Date: 2000-07-25
Film, VideoNative American Women Writers Discuss New Book, "Sister Nations" Native American women writers discuss new book, "Sister Nations."
- Date: 2003-03-04
Film, VideoEver is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past The director of the Publishing Office at the Library of Congress discussed his new memoir.
- Contributor: Eubanks, W. Ralph
- Date: 2003-09-17
Film, VideoAffairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic The author discussed both "Affairs of Honor" and "Alexander Hamilton, Writings," which she edited.
- Contributor: Freeman, Joanne
- Date: 2001-12-12
Film, VideoFreedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War Historian and biographer Ernest B. Furgurson discussed his new book, which tells the story of how the Civil War transformed the nation's capital from a provincial city into one of America's most...
- Contributor: Furgurson, Ernest
- Date: 2004-10-26
Film, VideoWhy Mysteries? Mystery writer Carolyn Hart, creator of the popular "Death on Demand" mystery series, is the author of 36 novels with more than 2.5 million books in print.
- Contributor: Hart, Carolyn
- Date: 2004-04-28
Film, VideoWhite: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP The author discusses the first biography about Walter White, who served as executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931 to 1955, and is credited...
- Contributor: Janken, Kenneth
- Date: 2003-02-25
Film, VideoClassics Illustrated: A Cultural History, with Illustrations From 1941 to 1971, the well-loved yet controversial Classics Illustrated series brought abridged, comics-style versions of literary masterpieces such as Homer's Odyssey, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Goethe's Faust and Victor Hugo's Les Misérables to...
- Contributor: Jones Jr., William
- Date: 2002-03-05
Film, VideoWomen's Activism and Social Change: Documenting the Lives of Margaret Sanger and Jane Addams Ester Katz, editor-in-chief of the Margaret Sanger Papers Project at the New York University, and Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, editor-in-chief of the Jane Addams Papers Project at Duke University, were the featured...
- Date: 2003-03-24
Film, VideoIn Search of Lost Time: Intrigue, Invention and the Hunt for a Stolen Pocket Watch The author of "The Grand Complication: A Novel" talks about libraries, books and librarians.
- Contributor: Kurzweil, Allen
- Date: 2001-11-28
Film, VideoA Is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States A Is for American is a fascinating, well-illustrated account of how language was used in the early American Republic to define national character and shape national boundaries.
- Contributor: Lepore, Jill
- Date: 2002-02-26
Film, VideoThe People and the President: America's Conversations with FDR One of the many profound changes instituted by FDR: "a revolution in the pattern of communication between Americans and their Chief Executive."
- Date: 2002-10-15
Film, VideoImages of Early African American Life Photographic images of African American life at the turn of the 20th century were the subject of a talk by historians David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis. Their book, "A Small Nation...
- Date: 2003-10-29
Film, Video100 One-Night Reads: A Book Lover's Guide Books and Beyond 100 One-Night Reads highlights 100 books "that can be read with great enjoyment in the course of a single evening."
- Date: 2002-04-17
Film, VideoThe History and Myths Surrounding the U.S. Flag The history and myths surrounding the flag of the United States and other American cultural icons were the subject of a talk by authors Karal Ann Marling and Vincent Virga on Flag...
- Date: 2004-06-14
Film, VideoThe Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution The award-winning author and journalist discussed her new book.
- Contributor: Monk, Linda R.
- Date: 2003-04-14
Film, VideoBluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86 The fruit of four decades of collaboration between bluegrass music's premier historian and photographer, Bluegrass Odyssey offers a fascinating journey into the heart of a quintessentially American musical form.
- Date: 2002-02-27
Film, VideoMillicent Fenwick: Her Way The first biography about former congresswoman and U.N. ambassador Millicent Fenwick was featured in a presentation.
- Contributor: Shapiro, Amy
- Date: 2003-04-01
Film, VideoChildren of the Depression During the Depression, Roy Emerson Stryker, head of the Farm Security Administration Historical Section, hired some of the best photographers in the United Statesincluding Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, Ben Shahn,...
- Date: 2002-02-12
Film, VideoAnimals, Inc. Gallup Organization executives Kenneth A. Tucker and Vandana Allman discussed their new book, "Animals, Inc.: A Business Parable for the 21st Century."
- Date: 2004-06-14
Film, VideoRising from the Rails Author and journalist Larry Tye discusses his new book, which explores the 100 year history of the black men who worked on George Pullman's railroad sleeping cars.
- Contributor: Tye, Larry
- Date: 2004-08-02
Film, VideoAn Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America Historian Henry Wiencek discussed his new book, which focuses on the life of Washington and explores early slavery in America.
- Contributor: Wiencek, Henry
- Date: 2003-11-05
Film, VideoA Hole in Texas Herman Wouk, one of America's best-known and most popular novelists, discussed his writing career and his new novel, with journalist William Safire.
- Date: 2004-04-21
Film, VideoWar Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Former Sen. Bob Dole, ABC News Correspondent Sam Donaldson, Sen. Chuck Hagel, Vice Admiral Patricia A. Tracey, Rep. Charles B. Rangel and Humorist Christopher Buckley participated in...
- Contributor: Kresh, Diane
- Date: 2002-05-01
Film, VideoIt's One O'Clock and Here is Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography Historian Susan Ware discussed her new book, It's One O'clock and Here is Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography (New York University Press, 2004), at the Library of Congress.
- Contributor: Ware, Susan
- Date: 2005-02-22
Film, VideoThe Maltese Falcon at 75 To mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon," literary scholar and Hammett specialist Richard Layman presented an informal talk, "The Maltese Falcon at 75." The event...
- Contributor: Layman, Richard
- Date: 2005-02-15
Film, VideoAmerican Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) discussed, "American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country." "American Heroines" is a blend of biography, history and personal memoir that profiles notable American women from...
- Contributor: Hutchison, Kay Bailey
- Date: 2005-03-14
Film, VideoWhen Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder and the New Madrid Earthquakes Between December 16, 1811, and late April 1812, a catastrophic series of earthquakes shook the Mississippi Valley. Towns were destroyed, an 18-mile-long lake was created and even the Mississippi River temporarily ran...
- Contributor: Feldman, Jay
- Date: 2005-08-04
Film, VideoPop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete" Kelly Cresap, who teaches in the professional writing program at the University of Maryland, discussed his book "Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete," which examines the implications of pop artist Andy Warhol's...
- Contributor: Cresap, Kelly
- Date: 2005-05-17
Film, VideoAt Day's Close: Night in Times Past Historian A. Roger Ekirch discussed his book, "At Day's Close: Night in Times Past," which examines the history of nocturnal activity in society in Western Europe, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, before...
- Contributor: Ekirch, Roger
- Date: 2005-06-20