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Film, Video Changemakers: 2019 National Book Festival

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  • Changemakers: 2019 National Book Festival


  • Andrea Barnet discussed "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters Changed Our World," David W. Blight discussed "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" and Andrew Roberts discussed "Churchill: Walking with Destiny" at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Event Date

  • August 31, 2019


  • -  Andrea Barnet was a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review for 25 years, where she wrote primarily on the arts and culture. She is the author of "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters Changed Our World," a finalist for the 2019 PEN/ Bograd Weld Award for biography, and "All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930," which was a nonfiction finalist for the 2004 Lambda Literary Awards. Her journalism has appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and The Toronto Globe and Mail, among other publications.
  • -  David W. Blight is Class of 1954 professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including "American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era" and "Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory" as well as annotated editions of Frederick Douglass's first two autobiographies. Blight has devoted himself to Douglass during much of his professional life and has been awarded the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize and the Frederick Douglass Prize, among others. His new book is "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom."
  • -  Andrew Roberts is the best-selling author of "The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War," "Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945" and "Napoleon: A Life," winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize for Biography. He has won many other honors, including the Wolfson History Prize and the British Army Military Book Award. Roberts frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal and is the Roger and Martha Mertz Visiting Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His new book is "Churchill: Walking with Destiny."

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  • 1 hours 13 minutes 59 seconds

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