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Videos from the 2012 National Book Festival.

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Videos from the 2012 National Book Festival.

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    Douglas Brinkley: 2012 National Book Festival

    Douglas Brinkley: 2012 National Book Festival

    Douglas Brinkley discusses his biography "Cronkite" at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    Speaker Biography: Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him "America's new past master." Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His book on Hurricane Katrina, "The Great Deluge," won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He has most recently focused his attention on "Cronkite," the legendary newsman.

    For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5599.

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    Patricia Cornwell: 2012 National Book Festival

    Patricia Cornwell: 2012 National Book Festival

    Patricia Cornwell discusses her book "Red Mist" at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    Speaker Biography: In 1979, Cornwell started as a reporter for The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer and soon thereafter became a crime reporter. Five years later, she found a job in the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where she stayed for six years. While there, she wrote three novels that were rejected for publication before she found success with "Postmortem," her first Kay Scarpetta novel. Cornwell's influence can be seen in such television shows as "CSI" and "Cold Case Files."

    For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5601.

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    Robert Caro: 2012 National Book Festival

    Robert Caro: 2012 National Book Festival

    Robert Caro discusses "The Passage of Power," the latest installment in his biographical series on President Lyndon Johnson, at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    Speaker Biography: Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Critics Circle awards and the National Book Award, among many others, Robert A. Caro is the author of the new No. 1 best-selling "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson," the fourth volume of the critically praised series about the 36th president. Caro's his first book, a biography of New York City's "master builder" Robert Moses, was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest nonfiction books of the 20th century.

    For captions, transcripts, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5602.

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    Walter Isaacson: 2012 National Book Festival

    Walter Isaacson: 2012 National Book Festival

    Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    Speaker Biography: Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of Time magazine. His best-selling books include "Einstein: His Life and Universe," "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life," "Kissinger: A Biography" and, most recently, "Steve Jobs" (Simon & Schuster), his biography of the visionary former head of Apple Computer. Isaacson is also chairman of the board of Teach for America, which recruits recent college graduates to teach in underserved communities.

    For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5603.

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    Stephen L. Carter: 2012 National Book Festival

    Stephen L. Carter: 2012 National Book Festival

    Stephen L. Carter discusses his book, "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln," at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    Speaker Biography: Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught for almost 30 years. He is also the author of seven acclaimed works of nonfiction and three best-selling novels. He has a law degree from Yale and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Carter's first novel, "The Emperor of Ocean Park," spent 11 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list in 2002. His fifth and latest novel is "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln."

    For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5600.

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    Donna Britt: 2012 National Book Festival

    Donna Britt: 2012 National Book Festival

    Donna Britt appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    Speaker Biography: Washington Post columnist Donna Britt has spent her life surrounded by men -- her three brothers, two husbands and three sons. When her brother Darrell was killed by police 30 years ago, Britt unconsciously sought to help other men the way she couldn't help Darrell. Her new book, "Brothers (& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving," navigates Britt's life through her relationships with men, resulting in a tender, funny and heartbreaking exploration of universal issues of gender and race.

    For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5649.

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