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2007_MD_Lincoln_Other_07032463Abraham Lincoln 2007 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Other
The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship Tenth Annual Symposium: Presented in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Institute.

Pictures in this section cover everything except the formal presentations.
2007_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_070324123Abraham Lincoln 2007 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship Tenth Annual Symposium: Presented in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Institute.

* Welcome: Fred J. Martin, Jr., President, Abraham Lincoln Institute
* National Archives Welcome: Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States
* "Lincoln Scholarship Today",...
2011_MD_Lincoln_Other_11032656Abraham Lincoln 2011 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Other
The Abraham Lincoln Institute hosted its fourteenth annual symposium featuring "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" at the National Archives facility in College Park. This all-day event featured a number of speakers, good food, and wonderful conversation.
This page of photos consists of pictures from...
2011_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_110326140Abraham Lincoln 2011 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
The Abraham Lincoln Institute hosted its fourteenth annual symposium featuring "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" at the National Archives facility in College Park. This all-day event featured a number of speakers, good food, and wonderful conversation.
This page of photos consists of pictures from...
2007_DC_JHFranklin_07041581Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission -- Conversation with John Hope Franklin
A Conversation with Pre-eminent American Historian John Hope Franklin: Reflections on African American History and Abraham Lincoln: Second in a series of discussions by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Led by Kurt L. Schmoke, Howard University Law School Dean and hosted by the New York...
2008_VA_CWPT_Dinner_08092797CWPT Grand Review (2008) in Washington DC -- Dinner: Lee Memorial (w/James Swanson)
Along with the dinner, there were presentations by CWPT President Jim Lighthizer, Chairman Tod Sedgwick, award presentations, and a keynote speech by James Swanson.
2008_VA_CWPT_Arlington_08092729CWPT Grand Review (2008) in Washington DC -- Tour group: Lee Memorial
2009_DC_LOC_Lincoln_090304114DC -- Library of Congress -- Event: Lincoln Bicentennial Symposium (presentations)
Award-Winning Scholars Gather on 148th Anniversary of Lincoln’s First Inauguration:
Law and politics dominated Abraham Lincoln's public life, yet being president brought little reward, for he could not escape the weight of war and the issue of racial inequality. However, his words and deeds that shaped...
2007_DC_NBF_Swanson_07092922DC -- Natl Book Festival 2007 -- James L. Swanson
2011_DC_NBF_Swanson_11092421DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson
James Swanson, who shares Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 birthday, is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," upon which the young people's version, "Chasing Lincoln's Killer," is based. Swanson has written for The Wall Street Journal,...
2018_DC_NBF_Swanson_1809018DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson is the award-winning author of the best-seller “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer.” His other books include his newest: “Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassin” (Scholastic). Swanson has also written “Chasing Lincoln's...
2019_08_31A1_NBF_Misc70DC -- Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Miscellaneous
Folks here include Carla Hayden, Tom Angleberger, Peter Slen (with C-SPAN), Ida Jones, James Swanson, and Michael Bishop. (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_SIAH_Lincoln130DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
While photographing the exhibit one time, I ran into James Swanson giving a private tour of the collection to Conan O'Brien, who gave a Lincoln talk the previous night at Ford's Theatre.

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life:
Ongoing, Third floor center
As part of the Smithsonian-wide celebration...
2015_DC_2nd_InaugM_150304100DC -- U.S. Capitol -- 150th Anniversary Lincoln's Second Inaugural -- Miscellaneous
Lincoln's Second Inaugural to be Commemorated at United States Capitol:
Actor Stephen Lang to Read Lincoln’s Immortal Inaugural Address

The Illinois State Society and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation (ALBF) will co-sponsor an official ceremony and reception in Statuary Hall of the...
2015_DC_Fords_150A_15041431Ford's Theatre -- 150th anniversary daytime
The Lincoln Tribute
April 14-15, 2015

This around-the-clock event will mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination.

First-Person Accounts
Throughout the day and night
Living historians will provide first-person accounts about the end of the Civil War, the experience being inside the...
2010_DC_Swanson_10102835Ford's Theatre -- James Swanson ("Bloody Crimes")
James Swanson Reading and Book-Signing:
James L. Swanson discusses his newest book, Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse, the sequel to his award-winning work Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. Swanson weaves together the stories of two...
2015_DC_Fords_Wreath_150415143Ford's Theatre -- Lincoln's Death Wreath Laying
Wreath-Laying Ceremony
April 15 at 7:22 a.m.
On Tenth Street in front of the Petersen House
On the morning of April 15, Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service will host a wreath-laying ceremony beginning at 7:22 a.m. on the steps of the Petersen House (the house where Lincoln died). The...
2010_DC_Ford_Authors_10071053Ford's Theatre -- Lincoln Scholars
Join us on Saturday, July 10, and meet Lincoln historians Jean H. Baker, Gabor Boritt, Michael Burlingame, Catherine Clinton, Harold Holzer, Matthew Pinsker, James L. Swanson and Douglas L. Wilson. The scholars will be signing copies of their books in the Atlantic Lobby of Ford's Theatre from 2:30 to...
2010_DC_RFA1D_10070923Ford's Theatre -- "Road from Appomattox" and "One Destiny" Society event
Ford's Theatre Society
Paul R. Tetreault, Director
Presents
The Road From Appomattox
and
One Destiny

The Road From Appomattox
by Richard Hellesen
Robert E. Lee ... John Dow
Ulysses S. Grant ... Steven Carpenter
Directed by Mark Ramont

One Destiny
by Richard Hellesen
Harry Hawk ......
2014_MD_GBF_JFK_14051712Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Truth about the JFK Assasination w/James L. Swanson and Harold P. Willens
Presidential historian James L. Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer," and its sequel "Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis." His other works include the young adult...
2015_MD_GBF_Mays_15051634Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Andrea Mays ("The Millionaire and the Bard")
Andrea Mays: The Millionaire and the Bard:
Andrea Mays is the author of the forthcoming book "The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio." Like Henry Folger, she has been possessed by a lifelong obsession with Shakespeare and his times. Andrea spent much...
2015_MD_GBF_Grady_1505165Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- James Grady ("Last Days of the Condor")
James Grady: Last Days of the Condor:
James Grady is the New York Times best-selling author of "Six Days of the Condor," which became the Robert Redford movie "Three Days of the Condor." Besides working as a screenwriter for CBS, FX, HBO and major studios, James' journalism includes street time as a...
2019_05_17_GBF_Reception299Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Author Reception
Lots of folks here including: Jud Ashman ,Fred Bowen, Dave Roman, Jonathan Roth, Russell Ginns, Randon Noble, Wade Hudson, Cheryl Hudson, Maya Motayne, Julie Langsdoft, Andrea Bartz, Jannifer Yacovissi, Garrett Peck, James Swanson, Minh Le, Alan Gratz, Jackie Craven, Randon Noble, Susan Tan, Ellen... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18K2_GBF_MHJS13Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Monica Hesse, James Swanson
Monica Hesse, James Swanson -- Hesse's "The War Outside" is set in a WWII internment camp, where a German girl and a Japanese girl become secret friends. In Swanson's "Chasing King's Killer," James Earl Ray learns of Dr. Martin Luther King's plan to travel to a March in Memphis. He finds a boarding... (Partially reviewed)
2016_MD_Books_AliveM_16043060MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Miscellaneous
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
2016_MD_Books_AliveP09_16043024MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Historical Nonfiction – How to Build the Narrative (w/John Ross, Dina Gold, James Swanson, and David Stewart)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Historical Nonfiction – How to...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP05_16043080MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Lunch w/Lifetime Achievement Award to Kitty Kelley, and Keynote speaker: Bob Woodward
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Lifetime Achievement Award to...
2007_DC_NARD_07060646Natl Archives -- Douglas Brinkey ("Reagan Diaries") w/Ed Meese, Sam Donaldson, etc
"The Reagan Diaries":
Ronald Reagan’s personal diaries from his eight years as President have been brought together for the first time in one volume and edited by historian Douglas Brinkley. The Reagan Diaries reveal insights into the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day events of...
2007_DC_NAHR_07060835Natl Archives -- Harry Reid (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with Harry Reid: Archivist Allen Weinstein welcomes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to the National Archives. Senator Reid has been an elected official for the state of Nevada for over 30 years. After serving two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reid was elected to...
2011_DC_CW_Cartoons_110106159Natl Archives -- Panel -- Political Cartoons of the Civil War
Political Cartoons of the Civil War and Their Role in Shaping History:
How do political cartoons from the Civil War era reveal what Americans thought about the war and how they participated in the politics of the day?
Join us for an illustrated discussion focusing on political cartoons — whether...
2012_DC_Lady_Bird_121206102Natl Archives -- Panel -- Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson
Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson:
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lady Bird Johnson, a panel will discuss her achievements and contributions. Audio recordings of the Lady Bird Johnson Oral History Project will be played. Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential...
2008_DC_Books_08102969Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- Can Our Book Culture Survive?
Topics Of Our Times: Can Our Book Culture Survive? – A Dialogue:
Participants:
* Marie Arana, Book Editor, Washington Post Book World
* Deirdre Donahue, book reviewer & publishing reporter, USA Today
* Robert Weil, Executive Editor, W.W. Norton & Co.
The event was moderated by Shelby Coffey,...
2008_DC_Covering_081103119Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- Covering the Court: The Linda Greenhouse Story (w/Sandra Day O'Connor)
Covering the Court - The Linda Greenhouse Story
Participants:
* Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence & Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow
* Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court (Ret.)
Introduction by: Walter Dellinger, partner, O’Melveny &...
2008_DC_Trial_08090428Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- Free Press vs. Fair Trial
Free Press vs. Fair Trial: The Stories Behind a Landmark Case:
Author: Mark R. Scherer ("Rights in the Balance: Free Press, Fair Trial & Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart," by Mark R. Scherer, professor of history, University of Nebraska)
Guest: Floyd Abrams, First Amendment lawyer, Cahill Gordon...
2009_DC_Great_Decision_09022682Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- Great Decision (w/John Paul Stevens, Cliff Sloan, and David McKean)
First Amendment Center Program in conjunction with The Supreme Court Fellows Alumni Association:
A Conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens, Cliff Sloan and David McKean on Chief Justice John Marshall's "Great Decision". The discussion was in connection with the book "The Great Decision: Jefferson,...
2010_DC_Their_Day_10012885Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- Their Day in Court (w/Sandra Day O'Connor, Elena Kagan)
First Amendment Center Program in conjunction with The Supreme Court Fellows Alumni Association
Woman Advocates of the Supreme Court Bar: Their Day in Court
This unique event will explore the role and history of women lawyers who have argued cases before the Supreme Court. Former Justice Sandra Day...
2015_DC_Mays_15062139Newseum -- Inside Media w/Andrea Mays ("In Search of Shakespeare’s Greatest Works")
Inside Media: In Search of Shakespeare’s Greatest Works
Author Andrea Mays talks about her new book, “The Millionaire and the Bard,” which tells the story of the making of William Shakespeare’s First Folio and the obsessive hunt three centuries later by American industrialist Henry Folger to track it...
2013_DC_Epstein_13040739Newseum -- Inside Media w/Edward Jay Epstein ("Annals of Unsolved Crime")
Inside Media: History's Most Famous Crimes: "The Annals of Unsolved Crime" by Edward Jay Epstein
Author Edward Jay Epstein looks back at history's most famous crimes and their tangled histories as chronicled in his new book "The Annals of Unsolved Crime."
From the Lincoln assassination to the...
2015_DC_Swanson_15041237Newseum -- Inside Media w/James Swanson (Lincoln Assassination)
Inside Media: James Swanson on the Lincoln Assassination
To mark the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, author and historian James Swanson looks back at the event that shocked the nation.
Swanson is the author of the New York Times best-seller “Manhunt: The 12-Day...
2010_DC_Swanson_10100226Newseum -- Inside Media w/James Swanson ("Bloody Crimes")
Inside Media: 'Bloody Crimes' -- James Swanson:
"Bloody Crimes," the new book by author James Swanson, weaves together the stories of two fallen leaders as they made their last expeditions through a wounded nation in the wake of the Civil War.
On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis,...
2018_DC_Swanson_18042846Newseum -- Inside Media w/James Swanson ("Chasing King’s Killer")
Inside Media: The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Author James Swanson talks about his new book, “Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin,” which chronicles the assassination of the nation’s most celebrated civil rights leader.
"Chasing King’s Killer" tells the...
2013_DC_Swanson_13112255Newseum -- Inside Media w/James Swanson ("End of Days")
Inside Media: Best-Selling Author James Swanson on the JFK Assassination
Best-selling author James Swanson talks about his new book, "End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy." The book offers a comprehensive understanding of that fateful day with details culled from vast historic...
2009_DC_Swanson_09021437Newseum -- Inside Media w/James Swanson ("Manhunt")
Inside Media:  Chasing Lincoln’s Killer
John Wilkes Booth thought he could get away with President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, but fate and the long arm of the law caught up with him. Author and Lincoln expert James Swanson discusses the wild chase for Booth through the streets, swamps and forests...
2018_DC_Rosenstein_18050158Newseum -- Law Day Conversation With Rod Rosenstein (w/Ron Collins)
A Law Day Conversation With Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States
To commemorate Law Day, the Newseum Institute presents a special program featuring Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general of the United States, in a wide-ranging discussion on the rule of law, the First Amendment...
2011_DC_Miss_Innocence_111003107Newseum & University of Mississippi -- "Mississippi Innocence" premier (w/Dahlia Lithwick, John Grisham, Harry Edwards, and Angela Davis)
Newseum and The University of Mississippi invite you to the Washington, D.C., screening and discussion of Mississippi Innocence www.mississippiinnocencefilm.com Film by Joe York.
Speakers in sequence:
* Charles L. Overby, Chief Executive Officer, Freedom Forum, Newseum and Diversity Institute.
*...
2007_DC_Harper_07031924Olsson's -- Group -- Louis Bayard, Eleanor Herman, Franklin Foer, and James Swanson
A Celebration of Harper Paperbacks: Please join us for an evening of readings by local authors with paperbacks from HarperCollins Publishers.
* Louis Bayard reads from Mr. Timothy, a novel that imagines Tiny Tim of "A Christmas Carol"; as a grown man in 1860s London who gets embroiled in a murder...
2013_DC_Swanson_13111661Politics & Prose -- James L. Swanson ("End of Days") w/Ron Collins
James L. Swanson - End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Rife with theories, reports, and legends, the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy have had long afterlives. Swanson delved into the first in his bestselling Manhunt, and now looks at the second, taking readers through an...
2006_DC_SAAAL_06051514Smithsonian Associates -- Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (James Swanson, Edward Steers Jr.)
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: What happened in Washington, D.C., in the spring of 1865 is an incredible story. The search for Lincoln’s killer captivated a nation already dealing with the awfulness of the end of the Civil War. Now John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices—if indeed he did not act...
2006_DC_UClub_Book_06112928University Club -- Seventeenth Annual Book Fair
The University Club of Washington, DC Presents The Seventeenth Annual Book Fair and Meet the Author Night. Among the authors present was Patrick Buchanan, C. Helen Thomas, C. Brian Kelly and his wife Ingrid Smyer-Kelly, Thomas Ricks, Alicia Shepard, Aviva Goldfarb, Georgie Anne Geyer, Claude Berube,...
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2019_09_12D2_Johnston154DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Opening Reception for "For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston"
The Canadian Embassy invites you to the opening recepiton of For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. The artists will be in attendance. Introductory remarks were made by Denis Chouinard (Counsellor, Public Affairs, Embassy of Canada) and Katherine Baird (Head of the Washington Secre... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_11A1_NPHarris205DC -- Library of Congress -- Event: Neil Patrick Harris ("The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third")
NBF Presents: Neil Patrick Harris | The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third Join us for the kick-off event of the Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents series for an exciting evening of magic and moderated conversation with award-winning actor and author Neil Patrick Harris as he celebrates... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_14A1_SPX_Other195MD -- Bethesda -- Small Press Expo (2019) -- Other (Saturday)
Folks shown here include Randy Tischler, Sheena Wolf, Sara Duke, R.M. Rhodes, Dustin Harbin, Karen Green, Michael Cavna, Mike Rhode, Eddie Campbell, Jamie Noguchi, David Crispino, Mike Riley, Jordan Clark, Keith Knight, Rick Banning, Rikke Villadsen, Kate Lacour, R. Sikoryak, Lenora Yerkes, Ted Rall... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_11E1_Pilkey362DC -- Library of Congress -- Event: Dav Pilkey (Do Good Tour)
Come see Dav Pilkey talk about his books and his Do Good initiative! Please join us for a special evening with Dav Pilkey, a Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents event. International bestselling author/illustrator Dav Pilkey will appear at the Library of Congress on his Do Good Tour. ... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_13B1_Copeland225Newseum -- Inside Media w/Peter Copeland (“Finding the News: Adventures of a Young Reporter") w/Lynn Sweet
Join us as veteran journalist Peter Copeland talks about his new book, “Finding the News: Adventures of a Young Reporter,” which chronicles his career from police reporter in Chicago to Washington bureau chief of the E.W. Scripps Company. Lynn Sweet, Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times... (Partially reviewed)
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