Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ron Chernow ("Alexander Hamilton"):
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Description of Pictures: Biographer Ron Chernow’s first book, The House of Morgan (1990), won the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction. His second book, The Warburgs(1993), won the George S. Eccles Prize for the best business book and was cited by the American Library Association as one of the year’s 10 best books. Subsequent books have received praise including his latest book, Alexander Hamilton (Penguin, 2004) selected as the main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. A frequent contributor to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Chernow is also a familiar figure on national radio and television, providing commentary on politics and business in America today. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Brooklyn, N. Y.
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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
Number of photos taken this year: 110,000.
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