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mid nied for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000 and $50 sthowrks in total prizes available. student cam video competition is open to students grade six through twelve. for complete rules go online to student coming up next a panel of library talk about their best published books. it's about an hour and a half. good afternoon. welcome to the best of the best
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university presses books you should know about. my name is kim miller and i'm the marketing and membership coordinator at the american association of university presses. they are currently celebrating 75 years of cooperation and service. the association of american university press also known as the aaup celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding in 19. it is an organization downed in a tradition of service whose members engage in forward-looking public programs and innovation. they promote the work of university presses, provides cooperative marketing opportunities and help 130 plus member fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society. they are active across many scholarly disciplines including the humidities, the arts and
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sinces and our innovators in the world of electronic publishing. both the history of the association an the future of scholarly communications will provide focus for a series of events includings a university press speak in university of 2012. to mark the occasion of the aaup75th ab verse i are. for more information fell free to visit our website at www. today we are here to launch the 22nd -- the biography most of you have in your hands right now. it is a popular and trusting accusation resource for lib rare begans. an annually they work with a committee of aasl and public
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library who exam review and a give speivelg rating by titles that have been submittedded. the titles that make it in to the biography are the ones that libraries feels they are suitable for schools. they are copied from the biography here and if you -- they are at the combined book exhibit booth which is booth number 2410. okay. this afternoon, five members of the university press books committee will each present a set of titles that they feel to be the best of the best of the tights that are featured in the biography. at the end of the presentation, three members of the audience will be selected to win our book raffle. each will win a predetermined
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set of six of the books that are being presented today. so if you haven't already, please be sure to put your business card or card with your name and contact information including your o'mail address in the raffle box which is in the back of the room. one last thing, since we are being taped, i would ask if everyone please take a moment to silence their phones or anything else might have a beep or a ring. also, if you need to leave the room, which i can't see why any of you would, if you have to leave us, would you do so being mindful of the projectors and any other issues that might obstruct someone else's view. so let's get started! can we please give a warm welcome to our first presenters nann blaine hill yard from public library. thank you so much for coming.
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[applause] i hope i can manage to coordinate the -- i begged and pleaded for kim to do a couple more books. i have a wonderful books. i swore i would talk fast. i hope can i keep that promise. okay. how do i do this? which button? [inaudible] i donate most of the aa books that i review and receive to miley briers. each there there is at least one bock i have to keep for myself. and this is this year's bock. the author elizabeth who has written extensively about antiques. her husband an appraiser on the antique road show. rather than write exclusively
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about objects in a "kind of arch ology ." she i writes eat the passion and motivation. first comes a definition of folk art. it's not a group activity, it the product of individuals who taste and skills contribute to the vitality and constant renewal of the genre. for american collectors, folk meant ordinary people. in europe it meant pes canteds. it meant people removed from sophisticated circles creating objects in traditional local styles for local consumption. that em passed everything from pottery and glass to drawings and water colors and household and farms products with specific groups. art simply refers to folk made objects or inappropriate
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approach po design. awakingen an interest in old american canna even at that date they realized there were many things that happened from the 18th century that were being lost, the concept of historic preservation began in the 1880s people realized that houses and wayses of live were being torn down. there was a whole emphasis on new things. they write about new collector who discovered pennsylvania german folk art and a museum in pennsylvania that has antiques, objects that are interest for their boutty, oddity and historic significance. he felt it f one is nice to look at a doesn't are better. i have been there. it's great. these are not in order.
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this is a picture of a 1752 kitchen recreated at philadelphia museum of art which was discovered by cure ray or it, collector in 1926 this is how american objects had been displayed in museums. this picture is from the chapter about edwin dun, andrews but promote wide spread knowledge about for shaker bleaches and culture and made their first discovery in 1923 one day they while driving around collecting trip. they stopped to buy a loaf of bred nape started to collect a
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world full of shaker furniture. these collections -- these are from the collections of william and margaret. you may rerk nice the name who illustrated dozen of children's books. her parents were born and settled in new york city. they summered in maine and developed an appreciation for molg art. they decorated their entire house to accommodate the chests. peggy created her own folk art which is the lion on the left-hand side. the sell burn museum -- i have to have a picture. [inaudible] museum in vermont is one of the collection of american folk art and among many of the items
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there is qualities. quilts. they tell about the history of how these people and how they came about their collection and passions. what wonderful quote from william [inaudible] who thought lavishly and they said simply we love this stuff. it's an obsession with us. their specialty were primitive paintings such as the cat which is oil an canvas painted 1850 and 1900 now at the national gallery of art. the abundant illustration, the elegant prose, the recount of the thrill of the hunt stories and the feuds and disagreement among collectors add up to the richly awarding collector. i guess it would be a great edition for high school libraries as well.
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next book. [inaudible] thought this book was wonderful also. we're enthusiastic about the atlas of world history. this is a large format book. this is no a stretch picture. the book this wide by this tall. and it has to be in order to accommodate the wonderful format of the information. it allows two-two page spreads of each of 49 snapshots of the world. the oldest snapshot is 600,000 years ago. i picked random maps of the world to illustrate how the book is set up. this two-praij spread is typical. it's 1,000bc. there's brux -- town at the
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bottom. these are the five largest cities at the world at that time. just to add to your nomg of the world because you probably thought much about 1,000bc. the five largest was pie ramsey 120,000. baseball lon had 60,000 people. a place in china had 50,000 memphis in egypt had 50,000. there is a color-coded key which is next to the populations, which shows a type of society the culture and development for the empire. there are color-coded on the actual map, or state level societies and empires, you have blue on the map, is the middle east, china, and a little bit of mexico. there are major migration and trade roots not many on this nap. because the year and the uninhabited area. there are white ones and you
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notice madagascar, new zealand, iceland, and at the far left in the -- [inaudible] you can't see it on the slide it is there in the book as uninhabited. the second spread is a timeline. and this is also 1,000bc. it is color-coded in this example. the foundation of the hebrew kingdom went unnoticed by the troubled great powers of the region. it was a fundamental importance that the judaism, christiany and islam. the total population of the world is the graph at the bottom. it's approximate 115 million people. the key map shows the world regions in different colors. the timeline is arranged in horntd discal bands by topic, politics and economy, religion and philosophy, science and technology, arts and architecture, you can see the
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purpling left ahead of guild mesh, the blue is in mexico, and the tale on the right is hill ford [inaudible] in england. flipping ahead, this is out 7ad. you can see the huge difference in the world. you can tell from the colors of the map, baghdad has 900,000 people. [inaudible] in china has 200,000 people. japan 200,000 people. and corp. spain has 200,000 people. china is dwoided in to kingdom. charles you learn what's happening in europe. but the simultaneous explanation for what's happening in the world. by 1715, the largest city in the world was this one with 700,000
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people. the empire that conquered monogoal will and france v netherlands, australia, england, and spain. in india there was new -- [inaudible] world population at the time was 700 million. by 2010, look at the difference in the map. shifting balance and global power is the side bar title. the largest cities were tokyo, mexico city, mumbai, and new york. and the world population was 6.91 billion. its easy for us to come part meant lose the history in geography. you're either studying the u.s., russia, or japan. the beauty of the book it shows us what was going on while the u.s. was consumed at the civil war, world war i, the european
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war and global entanglement and world war ii had battle fronts on multiple continents. the library journal review evaluated this book greatly. a value picture of human development that will be useful to academic and public library. your library collection will benefit from this book and so will you. i click it. i wonder what my next book is. "american men's wear" is great fun for a -- there are many books devoted to women wear. who designed, how to wear it. but far fewer books for the counter part. that story in daniel's book fills the void with the very comprehensive history. ready made clothing goes back to colonial times. they sup supplied outfits to
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sailors who hn an immediate need after long voyages. the sailor wear didn't fill well. in turn you got the sloppy loathing. the measuring tape was introduced in 1820. it lead to standardized rules for measuring. the u.s. army began manufacturing arm in large volumes as far back as the war of 1812. design pattern and cutter laid them. they could maximize the use. they sent the cut fabric out to women home sewers who was under contract to sew for the army. all during the 19th century there were tremendous changes in clothing. we know about the industrial revolution and how it changed textile production. u.s. cotton and world sewing machine, of course, distribution
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also underwent a revolution in the 19th century. department stores came to american cities and of course, by 1900 -- [inaudible] provided catalogs and mail order. shirteds until the end of the 19th century it was considered high embarrassing for a man to seen jacketless by a woman not family. lay before and tradesmen were the exception. they could discard their jackets during sporting event or all-men company. they had attachable collars, fashion, and laundry. it's easier to take them off and wash them in the days before washing machines and you boiled white clothing to get them clean. for century mens wore pull over shirteds. legend is that theyer to open the front of his shirt while
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changes for a performance. he thought that's how they should be made. those were an instant success ones that opened in the front. here is one of the many illustration. it's taken from an ad. you see the styles with the casual overshirt. they come in starch, uj starch, attached collar. sportswear, men were sports obsessed in the 1920. it meant knew word war. that tile was popular for gulf and country pleasure wear. turtle necks came from roll neck sweaters. they were popular from a play. the book includes information about underwear, about mens bathing suits, and i remember my
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dad saying how the suits that knit fabric was stretch terribly belie. there was chapters about accessories and then talking about the going in the to 21st century, and says that men's fashions don't change, these pictures from the late 1960s and i think many might say that some fashions change back to the way they looked before. along the way in the 00-page book he exams the idea and ideals of masculinity of two history of american history and the societal impliations of choice and address. it's a welcome contribution for advertising and market, and american popular culture. so other pictures throughout the years. some of you -- some of the men
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may have worn their hair like this. we can talk about that afterward. renaissance people is the splendid book. they all are. there we are. live sha's shape the modern age. the general format of the book are discussing 94 people profiled in the book. each one gets a chapter, and they talk about the the authors write about the most famous ones leonardo, columbus, gal lay, they chosen lesser people. and then also per son fied the reawaking that the renaissance. in each separate chapter, there's a biography much one person and one or two illustration of the person. the painting or drawing or sometimes a leaf from a book.
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there's bibliography that provides suggestions for reading. there are many reasons we choose the profession. i bet it's because we like to read. the author is a historian of the book is expertise is the processes by which words are written and transmitted in the ways that civilization have regard, used, and abused that transmission. for two and a half me less than that he used the book in a man script of printed form to record a minister, worship and educate. it's more than a useful gadget. governments der live power from written texts for taxization, legal codes, and decisions. imaginial power is attribute to the written word, the caribbean islanders regard letters written as supernatural. it seems like the letter would know what happened to the recipient. some thought it had a soul. we remember that early bible
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translators were nobody as heretics. the bible has been used as an or oracle. this is an example how the book is et up. lots of illustrations and panel of text. this particular one shows some of the surfaces on which books and the written record was inscribed. this ancient china. it's a picture of the turtle at the bottom part of the turtle. they found more than 50,000 in-- [inaudible] given the rate of turtle reproduction. that was not a renewable resource and the first chinese books were written on bamboo. there were nor of that than turtles. that's what you see on the right. they use silk later but it was
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expensive. it was the chinese that developed papering use old rags, tree barks and fishing nets. in a process that is similar used to today. the history is global. he writes about the and gent egyptian text, wax tablets, the great library of al sand area, he writes about japanese books which were folded accord began style on mulberry fiber paper. ancient buddhist terkses that were written on paul leafs. page 41 shows saibt jeer mown. he is the saint of library begans. she's shown as a -- [inaudible] tribes had to be accurate copiers. they didn't have to understand what it was. they had to codo it exactly. and they also had to be familiar
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with even sizes in range of script and they also had to be able to write straight lines. i don't think many of us would be eligible for these today. the conquistadors bought their book to the new world. 70% were intended as ways to convert the native. the mayan and the aztec had a traditional written style. their paper was made from the inner bark of a tree. this is the codex men dough disa it has comn tear in spanish but the illustration were bone i did the native. what interested me about chapter of aspect about printing and publishing. this is from a chapter about almanac. a [inaudible] was successful in france and
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england. which reinforced the existing social hierarchy. circulatingly brierses rented out the books that were welcomed by publishers that saw them as a reliable customers. they were reviewed as social confirmers to control society by providing wide access to healthy literature. as we know the book had has the enemies. book burners are in a way responding to the supernatural power of book and of course, that evokes a visceral response in us. the nazi and the muslims and the diary and challenging in the own libraries today. in 1900 the supremes lions asked is there a cry us sis now.
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in 2005 china, the u.s. and u.k. each produced 120,000 new titles annually. people are reading as much as ever. they're reading differently and multitask. as it shows in the caption here, this is of a woman who is reading a book and listening to music in a cafe. they figure the death of the book crisis effects first world western cultures. the death of the book is no debated in africa or parts of south america or literacy is high and digital access is limited. the u.n. says that 776 million adults in the world are ill lit ray. and two thrirdz are women. they conclude the story of the book is ever widening access to reading and writing. there are no rules. those are five of my favorite titles from this year. i hope you will seek them out and enjoy them as well.
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thank you. hi, everybody. i work at the northern college in new jersey. my books don't have pretty illustrations. we're going take a look at my three favorites. the first one i'm going talk about is "working in somebody's country" university of washington press. she was an international health professor. worked all over the world. when i first looked at book, i must tell you, it went to the bottom of my list. i was not excited to look at this one. i enjoyed the book especially for students who are maybe sixth grade to twelfth grade would be appropriate. it's supereasy to read. and it's also more of a
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practical guide to working in general. a cum of the features that i wanted to point out for example, chapter 10 work -- work ever working with your local counter part. make them your adviser. it might seem like practical and reasonable advice for your [inaudible] for a number of years to a high school student working to get in to international relations who think in this case know everything. this might be advise they could take to heart. and one of the other comment that's she also makes is speak in terms of we not "i." the book is not when to bow and handshake or whether to walk next to or inthiend sb but practical advice of how to be respectful of other people. one man in the book makes it a super quick and easy. one of the things that she has
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is journal notes. he kept a journal as she was working for the last twenty years and they are in the book. let me read you some of her notes here. and it's not the one that's up there. because i had to send this in before i found the best one. journal note from pacific islands. today they rented a bus and hauled us to one of the outlying places to show kids the successful environmental improvement project. six us were consult assistants from various development organization and the rest were government officials. i usually enjoy the jobs but today i was embarrassing. that i couldn't wait for the trip to end. three of the consult assistants spent the entire two hours talking about to each other about the expensive vacations to exotic locals apparently how the conversations excluded the
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locals and made them feel poorer than they are. the strange part was that two of them are very good consult assistants and kind human beings who assumed would have known. practical, simple advice of what what you say. in addition, there's voices from the field. these are her friends and colleagues who have contribute to the book, obviously. some of thundershower advice. i'm going to read you two short segments from this -- these voices from the filed. and they both have to do with the address code for international professionals. this is -- [inaudible] a field editor. i find myself at the airport check checked in to there. i wondered if i would need to cover my head with a scarf. i looked around the people in line. every woman had her head cover. question answered. >> i think for a high school
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student would be practical advice. pay attention to the surroundings. on the next page. when we're working in islamic country i carry a scarf or shawl no matter what i'm doing so i can cover my head from necessary. that's from joyce. i think this book would be very, very good for any high school student because it is practical advice. and that's my first book. i enjoyed it greatly. but the next book is actually my favorite book that i received. this is ron who is the press secretary for gerald ford. i thought to myself can i recommend it for high school students that probably would think ford. twhawnt like back in the 1700s? [laughter] but i said to myself and one of the lay yai son is journalism. one of the assignments that the
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students have is to read a book on journalism or media communications from cover to cover. the professor doesn't care what the book is, he doesn't want -- he wants them to read a book from cover to cover. i think it will be a popular one. i'll recommend it to a lot of students. i believe that in my review i said it was a romp through history. it really was because -- not only the personal perspective, on what's going on he talking about how being a journalist in the long hours really affects the personal life, anybody who is considering being a journalist and they want to major in that in college, when you read that you work 18 and 20 hours. they might say is it a career for me? ironically he wanted to be an author. his mother want the him to do something practiced -- practical. here i have him walking with
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kissing gear. okay i have a question for the audience. so a lot of the players in the book and i look at my audience and think we were here for the ford administration. that a lot of players are people still on the political scene now. so does anybody know what positions dick cheney held in gerald ford's house? okay. nobody the first one? [inaudible] no? no. first he was the -- then he became the chief of staff and the campaign manager for ford. you can imagine that the perspective of -- [inaudible] had a lot of good and bad stories to talk about. rums field is also very
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prominent in the -- here is cheney. everyone a little younger back in the '70s and we have kissen gearing and rumsfeld in the picture. so let me just read one small excerpt for you from the book. this is from '76 when ford was running for the presidency again ronald reagan. okay. i recorded in my oral dairy at the time the white house is not showing great under fire. i described the primary losses and finger point as a can baa littlistic. i noticed the white house doesn't seem to be as much fun anymore. it seems to be hard work, long hours, little fun. during the period the president's son came to see me about how the white house staff and the press officer were serving his father. i wonder how people can go home
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and sleep when they realize they're letting my father down. i don't have any trouble but a i work down here 16 to 18 hours a day for your father i shot back. when i get home, i'm tired from the work. and i don't any trouble sleeping at awe. the conversation went on for two hours. by the end i had not convinced them that we were working hard for his father. that basically summarizes the way that he writes about his interactions with the other people in the white house. i think this book would be good for any student considering journalism or the interest in political science. so that was any favorite book. i had a lot of -- i had vampires coming out the pores. i had dead people, i had stories about graverobbers. that was a big portion of the books that i received. my favorite one was this one.
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this is a historical book, really. the first example i have here is a page from the book. this book does not have a lot of illustration. it is a history book. a lot of the perspective of the book is how both wars became movies or stories that were written about and what the influence of our obsession is. and if you think what is in the movie theater right now you'll realize it is a lot of aliens and monsters and things that go bump in the night. so this is something that is written by alma materrer. wonder of the invisible world. in the 1600s. and this is one of the great dparm of how we started with our obsession. so -- i'm going read a short
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paragraph that guys with. [inaudible] mythologies that had not included the bone of the [inaudible] giant -- definitely a big word. gibbets but also the claim made of people in north america had a special relationship to actin. in new world demonize. they had been disused by him. it made them at children of the devil. other readers enforced the view seeing native americans designed by the devil. they turned -- [inaudible] old testament imagery in to the life disstorying the people for the discrimination of the new england tribe. they believe you could not with or convert musters. you must destroy them. that's the first chapter. there's a long introduction. i think a little bit long
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introduction. we start with the ideas beginning with monsters and goes on to talk about specific types of monsters and the history of those monsters, for example, aliens, dead bodies, those kinds of things own and i think the students would enjoy this. and could use this book as a reference book. for example aliens, [inaudible] nice short chapter about the history with the on seg of aliens. that's my presentation. on to barbara. [applause] american indian art, literature and film from alcatraz to indian mm aig. follows well with her last book,
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with few exceptions native americans have not had access to the own stories. the ability to tell their own stories in their own voices. instead hollywood and the media interpreted their lives not for them but to them. and to the rest of us. in the one beautifully rendered interdisciplinary volume, the author moves us away from the common images and text rendered by others to those created by diverse groups of native american voices. this book is about text it authorize in prologue. it addresses many other thing but the main goal is provide some new ways of looking at, thinking about, and making sense of native american voices. and recent american indian art, literature and film.
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the title emerges from the author's assessment of the work as a mode of resistance against those forces assimilated for or erased all together their lives. greater mood engagely and deliberately as it situates movie, poetry, fiction, painting and sculpture as products of the american indian sovereignty. he exams the key terms activism recounting in detail the reclaiming of alcatraz island by american indian on their own term. i center photos i pulled from the book. one of the reasons i like it, there was so many illustrations. i'm going try to go them as go do this. it requires a certain amount of coordination and by seasonal here to help me. let's see what i can do. this is the cover of the book. he looks -- as i said he
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mentions that he calls activism the claiming of alcatraz island by american indians on their own term. many are old enough to remember when several theytive american tribes took over alcatraz island. they created a whole different culture there. one that basically took back the island including creating this residence part a this you see here. just a moment. this is an outstanding selection because it is the rare work that presents ab interdisciplinary view of native americans americans in one well illustrated, well documented volume. it's a well-researched scholarly work making it an outstanding choice for academic libraries
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especially to support the literature, an to -- anthropology. it makes it highly recommended for likely libraries. i have several photographs here. i want to go through briefly. this particular picture, the artist -- the author became part of the place making for indian alcatraz. they took signs that side keep off the property, and inserted the word "indian." this next photo -- is is a t shirted image from the movie" skins" entitled "the real
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founding fathers." the author say we can construct identity both personal and triable through a colation of multigenre narratives. that's why the book is interesting because it has not only paintings and artwork and different media, but also poetry and film, and for example, this is a page from leon's book "evidence of red" poems written in dialogue in drama or screen play. [inaudible] with kinds of text. poetry, drama, memoir,essay, and fiction. the title of this one --
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alcatraz proved a point painted in 1972 while on board 48 x 187 inches. it's the national park service. this particular view of the u.s. was created by john smith, it's untitled but it's a memory map down in 2000 on the media -- 46 x 34 curtesy of the arttist. in the book there are several versions of the same painting. one in particular that struck me as being interesting is this same image is all brown and it's called the browning of america. and this particular one, a heap
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of birds is the -- painter and it's oklahoma and trail of tears 1836 ioking the cher key trail of tears and so many died as they were displaced in oklahoma. it's part of the sign project in atlantic georgia. these are side panels. 18 by twelve inches. and then in the last one, the author spends a great deal of time talking about the national museum of indian art. i'm sorry. and he makes a comment the observation that mm aig takes -- taking the touchy issues of blood and skin color head on.
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this dismy challenges our take notions of who indians are. notions that have in part and created perpetuated by museum. the mmia they the issues spotlight them in the city of the perpetuation. extends about chapters looking at not only the physical structure of the museum, but how it has taken away all of the for territorial expectations that we when we go in to the museum. it's about interpretation of indian life by native americans thefmtion -- themselves. highly again recommend this book for a collection in colleges, and in public libraries. it is very different and presents a different voice.
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my next favorite book, these are rightly out of order. is "remembering the music, forgetting the words. the author strips away the veneer of mother daughter love to bare tooth and tough reality of caring for a parent who is slowly losing her mind. the she has siege her mother through the rehab of alcoholism, the marriage to an abuse i have stepfather only to discover little by little day by day her mother is developing alzheimer'ser disease. we can't learn everything about the disease. much what we know can be speculate by medicine an psychologist and observed by horror by family survivors. watch sadly as a parent or
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friend decline will recognize her musically gifted mother. and her erratic behavior from discovering biles of par garage to conversation that lead her mother to fret i can't remember what i had for breakfast. don't get old katie, get old. what step in to help or fail to appear at all. nevertheless she develops her own positive coping strategies to make it through each day with her mother in tow. at the end, she like many of us in similar situations, battle the feel of grief, relief, and guilt. even though we know and she
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knows that she did everything possible for the ailing mother. writing the book is clearly therapeutic for lily. and readers will probably phoned it equally therapeutic. it's contemporary subject matter and light appeal make it an outstanding choice for public libraries. highly recommended for books and academic libraries. especially those institutions that train medical providessers, and social workers. i understand there were some misprints and all of the publicity about the word "public libraries have -- i think all of our books today are appropriate. this one in particular. as i am and barbara williams. i didn't mention that. i'm barbara williams i'm the library began. i made time spending time for
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her to come in and i'm always amazed at number of people who are care givers. and who are -- not care givers then good friends of people who have issues like this that remembering the word for music forgetting word portray. i had a colleague to read the book she had a mother that alzheimer's. she was moved by. i highly recommend it. my next favorite book is "race appeal." the political campaign. this work is timely and informative. not only because of the 2012 presidential election, but also because it races rent past election and candidates in a new sharper focus. the authors one immediate media,
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culture professor, and political science professor observe candidates often views any every kind of tool available to them to persuade voters to elect them. even appealing to the most horrible human attitudes. recently coined code word "immigration reform" "food stamp president" and the light and the technique of racial frame, examine are re-examined through familiar and well-documented cases and include footnotes, charts and graph. with the nonacademic language, it's an outstanding selection for large public libraries specifically those in history and popular culture, for libraries in schools with advancement placement clayses and academic libraries. last on the list of -- let me
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say here, there was so many books. there are so many books that i receive they enjoyed. and what i do is the one i enjoy i end up donating. for example, i have donated most of them to one of my daughter's is a school library began. i donate them to her library and then my husband is the dean of community college arts and humanities. i and i donate the bulk of the books to him. i could have kept all of them. they were all really excellent. "the best of time, the worse of times ." it a fully engaging collection of contemporary short stories. they have become known in some circles find a range of social and political issues and short story format written by men and
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women authors who bring insight from a variety -- sorry. there we go. who bring insight from a variety of -- hold on. i'm sorry. let me start again. this includes full range of social and political issues and short story format written by men and women author who bring insight for sexism and ethnicity. they include the immediately recognizable -- and the better known in smaller circumstantials but equally literate circles. the collections are worked in to sub collections about family relations, identity, and working conditions, for example. the e involvement of university students to help -- and my be doing well-written contemporary
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stories. the stories are written using a variety of styles and voices making this collection fully recommended for public libraries and high school libraries in academic libraries especially for writing and literature classes. i high recommend all four of these books in addition to the ones that you will find in your catalog. i think they make explent choices for several different libraries. thank you. [applause] hi i had name it merlyn miller. i'm a high schoolly bring in vermont. i picked three books. they happen to be about world
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world war ii. the first book is about memoir. and he was lived in vienna when the german invaded austria. and the us a tree began republican ceased to exist and the territory was -- known as the province. with all other the boys in the school, 13-year-old boy was segregated from his non-jewish classmates and notified he would be expelled in june at the end of the school year. they quickly became clear that the family needed to leave austria. like many jewish families with limited means. they had almost no options. most countries restricted the the admission of jews. the first choice would have been
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the u.s.a., but with no relatives there and a system in force, it would have paint waiting years. the only feasible destination was using using shroff ya. it was free of antise metic. next came a vailed passport and entree visas. there was a little bit of confusion and mix up but he was granted papers while the rest of the paper was not. so his mother put him on a train to using shroff ya by himself. he said goodbye to his family. eventually his mother -- managed to send the brother max to england and she crossed illegally in to the country and they were temp rarely reunited. he was able to remain sail for
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awhile, when he was 17 years old, he was handed a piece of paper that stated "as a jew, being dangerous to public order and safety, has been sentences to two years hard labor if a concentration camp. he was the worst sentence imaginable to him because he knew it was the harsh of all the concentration camps. he was thinking i'm only 17 and i've never done anything wrong. perhaps if i work hard i won't be harmed. the thoughts managed quickly once he stepped foot in there. he was assigned to grave diagnoser details. and the grave diggers job was to drag the corpse out of the barracks, marge them to a nearby field and spend the entire day
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digs mass graves in the frozen ground. each grave meant to hold about 400 bodies. ..
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still he had to deal with anti-semitism because his personal identity placed him in triple jeopardy. first because he was a jew, second because he spoke german and had a german education, and many could not fully appreciate the difference between a german-speaking to and the nazi. and third, because his first name was on gary in command and areas were allies of the germans and therefore detested by the partisans. as a partisan he became involved with many search and rescue operations to recover downed allied airmen, and this was a job that he was especially proud to partaken. this is a photograph of one group of air man that he helped rescue.
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and in this photograph the year man who is right in the middle of the picture, the tallest one. in 45 hes fled the yugoslav the communist regime and reached southern italy. in 47 at the age of 22 he immigrated to the u.s. and a law degree at new york university and eventually in the fifties moved back to your. to explain the book's title, allow me to read this passage from the book. these are his words. knowing that my personal stamina or resourcefulness played an insignificant role in my survival and that religious belief played no role little, i am deeply disturbed by the occasional suggestion that those who survive somehow did so thanks to their courage, resilience, or faith. the implication that those who
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perished could also have survived if only they has shown the same qualities is profoundly dispiriting of their memory. it is to men in fact, nothing but mindless nonsense that flies in the face of a stark evidence. we, who survived a lot of our lives a chance. in no way were we more wordy, wise to more stronger than those who were gassed, hong, a shot, or slaughtered. if i had lived to write these words, then it has been nothing but an accident of fate. i must seize the opportunity. this well written memoir i think will appeal especially to teenagers because the bulk of the memoir describes the authors teen years. and also, at my school, books about the holocaust and memoirs about the holocaust are really popular with the students because the holocaust as part of our curriculum.
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i think it would also be a great book for a public library. the next book is called finished 40 and home, the until world war ii story of the twenty-four's in the pacific. it is by phyllis cares. so, two weeks after the japanese attacked pearl harbor a young 16 year-old boy by the name of herman scarce lied about his age and joined the army. first to radius' school, he then volunteered for the army air forces, applied for and retraining, and ended up assigned to a base in hawaii. he is the hearing man in the middle in this picture. when he had joined the army on the spur of the moment thinking it would be a fun adventure, his first time out on a bombing mission shooting and being shot
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at, witnessing debt and losing friends, he and the rest of the dog patch express crew became veterans. they quickly came to understand the price of a single combat mission could be quite high. and they knew firsthand that the japanese were skilled, capable, and verse -- adversaries. and this is a picture of the crew of the dog had to express. that the 24 that he flew it was nicknamed the dog patch express, and many of the other be twenty-four's had similar nicknames, things like not even that, virginia belle, daisy mae, green hornet and superman. that talk patch express comes from a cartoon called little m. burke, and this is a picture of mimeo. it's hard to see, but she has a
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corncob pipe in her mouth to reggie is delivering a knockout punch with the leftist. they used to armor piercing bombs, fragmentation bombs, incendiary bombs, but the most common bombs used by the be twenty-four's were just called a general purpose bombs, painted dull olive drab with a 1--inch yellow band around the nose and to help. 500-pound verses were the norm, but there are also 100-pound, 250-pound, 1,000 commended 2,000-pound bombs. the prayer responsibility was protection of the 08 islands. they flew patrols and search missions and conducted countless hours of training to maintain combat readiness. the missions were flown against targets to soft and -- soft and the japanese defenses. if an island was slated for invasion air strikes would be followed by navy ships moving in from close range shelling in the marines would go ashore. this book is that true story of
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the young men and missions of the 11th bombardment group as it flew the longest and most perilous bombing missions of the war. most look to the war being fought in europe, but these men were facing determined enemy fighters in the south central pacific. often with inexperienced crews and inadequate navigational training. they face thousands of miles of over water flying with no alternative landing site. the losses were enormous. always their goal was to complete 40 combat missions and make it home again. one such bombing mission was to complete a minefield that would close the shipping channel between the island of chichi in the regina. there were four bomber planes, each loaded with 41,000, mines.
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heavily defended by anti warcraft guns and japanese ships , they flew a very risky route between mountains where they had to fly so close to each other that their wingtips overlapped. at one point of a tenet miles released a mine just as another aircraft passed laterally in a bank beneath. it crashed into the fuselage, punching a 93-foot by six-foot whole, which you can see in this picture. a 6-foot parachute was attached to the mine, designed slow its descent toward. it billowed out behind the aircraft dragging the plane down while the mine jammed into the control cable for the airplanes elevator and writer. so two of the air been granted access to the chopping the parachute lines to give it to fall away. then they worked their gun barrels as improvised crowbars to try and lift the mine out of
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the side of the plane without setting a four and 65 pounds of tnt. after that there was nothing they could do except ( that the plan would altogether for their 800-mile ride back home. and they made it. as you can see coming in the picture, this aircraft never flew again. how do i go back? that's forward. thank you. no i want to go forward one. thank you. this is phosphorus bombs, japanese anti-aircraft weapon that they dropped by aircraft flying over american planes. the bonds were set to detonate above their target aircraft. then this is a picture of one of those boss responds.
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the way streets shooting from beneath the burst left series of pieces of phosphorus that were able to burn a hole through the bomber. and then this is a picture of eulogy month. you can see it is entirely cratered by bombs. and this is -- this is another picture of one of the b24. this book was written by herman. perris the reader along on the training and combat missions. flying from bases against targets increasingly closer to japan such as the regina. the authors intense research is obvious and yet, i think, it appeals to the reader because it is -- it reads like a page turning story.
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and my last book is called just a larger family. letters of marie williams and from the canadian home front, 1940-1944. so, as world war ii in europe get underway, families begin evacuating british children. at first evacuation was limited to well-to-do families, people with money or influence, but then companies like ford and cut back arrange evacuation of children of their employees. and service clubs started to help and in private schools would make arrangements. then the british government got involved to make evacuation a little more equitable, and the result was the children's overseas perception board. for canadians it was painfully clear that german invasion of great britain was a possibility. many canadians still have strong ties to the mother country and felt committed to supporting the
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british cause in any way could. one way was to accept british children into their homes for the duration of the war. so, what would possess a young divorced woman to send her three sons to wages 13, 11 commends nine, thousands of miles away across the submarine invested a motion to stay for an indefinite amount of time in this city she had never visited with distant relatives she barely knew. what could have convinced another young couple, marie and john williamson with two children of their own, are limited household income, and a mother whose help was never especially robust a local three young boys they had never met into a home they knew was not large enough. this is a picture of mary
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williamson. she and her husband john welcome these three english brothers to join them and their two children in a small house in toronto, canada, for the duration of the work. the sharp boys were private evacuees and therefore in a different position than children who came to canada under the banner of the core. first because there were unofficial the evacuees, they were not eligible for tax relief although margaret ann douglas sharp were eventually able to send a certain amount of money as well as clothing and other small gift to canada, the bulk of the financial burden fell on the wane since. guardianship of the three boys was not a legal concern, but it certainly brought out many personal issues. as the letters reveal, murray was constantly forced to deal with everything that goes along with raising children. in the grand scheme of world war, those issues might seem small, but in practice questions
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difficult to answer when the concern your own children are even more difficult when deciding for someone else's children. sometimes it was possible to get margarets input, but transatlantic communication was difficult. letters might take weeks to cross the atlantic. they had to worry that letters might go down with a torpedo merchant ship, and more often than not, parental decisions cannot wait that long. so margaret also seemed to be a somewhat reluctant letter writer, and that one. marie williams and had to have right as margaret to write more frequently to her boys to ensure they did not forget the real mother. this is a picture of the two women when they actually got together many years later. this is 1958. murray and margaret. it is amazing today to look back to a world where distant cousins
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were prepared to take all three boys from a different country into their home for an indefinite time. although first bill and then christopher went off to live with different families one cannot but be staggered by the generosity of the offer, a generosity that at times one feels park ridge fail to appreciate. this is one of the letters written by one of the boys ready to his mother. it's that important to know what it said. it is obviously a child scribbled. but marie wrote over 150 letters to the boy's mother, margaret, imagine that she would make marker feel she was still with her children. the letters were brimming with detail about family holidays, financial implications of their extended family, their involvement in the church, the games and activities that kept
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them occupied, and their education. her letters reflect the lives and concerns of that particular family in toronto, but they also reveal a portrait of what was then canada's second-largest city tour in wartime. and they reveal a special insight into the program of charles evacuation. there is a forward in the book that put the letters in historical context and it is actually edited by murray's daughter. margaret your son. at first this but grabbed my attention because of my english canadian heritage, but ultimately i just like the way the letters slowly reveal the story of how these two families intertwined and about this child evacuation program during world war ii that i was completely unaware of until i read this book. i think it would have appeal to
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high-school students as well as to public libraries. thank you. [applause] >> hi. i'm hilary albert. my books are now filled with lots of pretty pictures. if anything the will but that has lots of pictures, the most disturbing images. these books are meant to be referred to repeatedly. they have something to offer everyone, something -- sometimes it may be for the high-school teacher, and sometimes is for the world leader, but the thing they have in common is that they teach a lesson, and that's important. nothing more important than giving knowledge. whether the reader walks away with the same knowledge is a different matter.
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each book challenges the reader in a defer way, and that is, perhaps, the most exciting thing of all. once you open it you are not only reading what someone wanted to learn from them by bringing your own interpretation. which one do i push? >> sorry. >> appeared. teaching literacy endo school and high-school classrooms is a great source for teachers who want to work of history with the new approach. this book takes teachers beyond the text book "beyond faxed to concepts and questions that make learning the facts necessary and therefore more memorable.
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here we go. as you can see, this introduction, what it does for the teachers to give them an idea what these chapters going to teach them to matisse the student. it is a great source for teachers, and what it does : it uses perris source material to help set the stage by looking beyond the internet and beyond memorization which we all know is what the teacher is usually doing to a natural source document. can bring the history alive right away. this helps with the concept into time and place rather than thinking of struggling students being unable to use an actual source document, this book helps and figures that they can by using a modified version and the word bank to assist the teacher. bottom. it takes the large words which are in bold print and tells them
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exactly what it means so that the struggling student -- there is another term that the teachers use. they can then understand the technology, the word. a set of questions analysis then follow. and the students are then asked to take a side and prepare a position. and they usually discuss it in the classroom. it helps the teacher plan a lesson plan. i don't know if you work in a public library, but we give teachers coming in all the time. it's a great book to give to the history teacher. this set of questions and analysis that helps the lesson plan along with suggested resources. this book is obviously not a substitute for the textbook, but it also comes with something called out, which is open up the
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text book section where the teacher can then open up the text book and use this section that they are using in the textbook with this part of the book, and they can combine them. it makes it more interesting for the student and teacher. they call it sourcing, contextualizing, core operating. each lesson plan will then stand on its own. it engages students in historical inquiries rolling around one question of primary source documents giving the teacher a chance to do something a little bit different and more interesting than just memorization which, to me, would have made a lot more interesting . the nub of the rest of you. my next book was a part of the lessons for goals security. my favorite book. i know it sounds kinda depressing, but it was really remarkably written. it was an amazing book by an
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amazing author. still very much involved in bosnia. she was, at the time, the ambassador to vienna. she spent a lot of her tongue going to bosnia during the bosnian war while it was actually happening. the book itself is divided into two parts. war and peace. this is a map of bosnia and serbia during the wartime. but the book itself, the two sections, war and peace. it has chapters which are told from the inside and the outside. the inside would be something like the factory which fascinated me that she was able to gain the trust. she would go in during the war. she gained the trust of the
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civilians, like this man, who was working in the fed factory. they told -- my goodness. anyway, they told how they were surviving in have the factory itself was bear run by an old motor from a serbian tank to the installment. she wear it and that with all the people and would then bring the information back to the dennis the issue went to indiana which were the outside part. she was trying at the time to try to get the people at these dinners, the german ambassador in the austrian ambassador and of course her husband, the good-looking guy of the end to get more involved and try to do something to help end the siege. the reason i thought this book was so important for today was that this book was written, and the information was out there during rwanda and some of the other information.
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she brought it -- shubert disinformation to world leaders, and nobody did anything to stop the of the genocide. that really upset me. frankly, they can use this information right now. they are ignoring it again. my last book is a quotable. it is from the princeton university press. it is a really great book. really little. about this big in this state, and the paper just, he would have loved the book. it feels really good when you touch it. and it is organized really beautifully. the librarians, it's great. it's alphabetical. it's not just random quotes, like most seem to be this case. it goes from duty to experience. it ends with weeds. and it ends with miscellaneous
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subjects where they can figure out what to put it in, so they actually created a miscellaneous subject. but at the beginning of the book there is a delightful discussion of up to pronounces name because when he was first out there they thought his name was ferro. it really upset and the people did not pronounce his name. and then before the actual quotation, there are quotes about himself. one of them, it is my own way of living that i complain of as well as yours. it showed he was an equal up to the curmudgeon. he hated himself. but that was great. this book is also illustrated. for example, the slug it was used to kill a muezzin the hunting and fishing section with an appropriate ." perhaps the hunter is the greatest friend.
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this is a flood of an all path that was locked upon. there it is. in his survey along with the excellent co, do your work and finish it. if you know how to begin in view of manhattan and it. the very first map. i love it. contain quotations about all the other end of a popular misquotes it is a joy to peruse and return to over and over again. my books are short, not beautiful to look at, but there are beautiful to touch. all well printed, and i recommend them to all public libraries and all secondary education books. secondary educational institutions. take you very much. [applause] >> all this week watch c-span
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for live gavel-to-gavel coverage of this year's republican national convention. tonight's session include speeches by senator rand paul of kentucky, 2008 republican presidential nominee senator john mccain, a former secretary of state, melissa rice, and vice presidential nominee paul ryan. watch every minute, every speech on c-span. here on c-span2, it's book tv all day every day throughout the conventions with highlights of nonfiction authors and books from this past year. and also throughout the convention 24 hours of american history tv with lectures tomorrow histories to lend a look at historical american sites and artifacts. >> spend the weekend in ohio state capitol, columbus, as book tv, american history tv, and c-span local content vehicles look behind the scenes at the history and literary life of ohio's largest city froze the
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rare books collection at ohio state university. >> originally published within march 1918 and december 1920. in american periodical called the little review. we have copies of all of those. the reason i brought this out is not so much to show you this first edition, but to show you a later edition. that is extremely rare. 1921 the american government declared ulysses obscene and pornographic. the book was banned. people still wanted to read it. we actually have copies of one of the pirate editions. if you notice the spine go alice-in-wonderland and the little minister. >> throughout the weekend and saturday at noon eastern literary life in columbus ohio with book tv and c-span2 local content vehicles on c-span2. >> up next, author of king larry recounting the life of larry,
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co-founder of the shipping company dhl. he disappeared in 1995 of the coast and the western pacific. this is just over an hour. [applause] >> that you very much. thank you all for coming to talk . this week as compared him to a number leonard caper and : trashy analog to the biography of steve jobs. begins on may 21st 1995, which if you were in the states was about halfway through the adjacent to double murder trial. a very beautiful sunday morning. and a small plane took off from the airport there with two very important people on board. one was the speaker of the house


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