Sunday, Sept. 22
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Sunday, Sept. 22
Noon-12:45 A. Scott Berg won a National Book Award for his first book, “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.” His third book, “Lindbergh,” about the famous aviator, won the Pulitzer Prize. Most recently, he has chronicled the life of Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States, in “Wilson.” Signing at 1:30.
12:55-1:40 William P. Jones, an associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, is the author of “The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South.” His new book is “The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.” Signing at 2:30.
1:50-2:35 Sheila Miyoshi Jager, chair of the East Asian studies department at Oberlin College, is the author of “Narratives of Nation Building in Korea: A Genealogy of Patriotism” and co-editor of “Ruptured Histories: War, Memory, and the Post-Cold War in Asia.” Her new book, “Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea,” is a military, political and cultural history told from the American, North and South Korean, Soviet-Russian, and Chinese perspectives. Signing at 3:30.
2:45-3:30 Denise Kiernan has written for the Wall Street Journal, Ms. magazine and many other publications, and she was head writer for the television quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” during its first season. Her new book on the Manhattan Project is “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II.” Signing at 4:30.
3:40-4:25 Evan Thomas is well known to viewers of the PBS public affairs show “Inside Washington.” In 2010, he published “The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898.” Thomas has since turned again to the post-WWII era with “Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World,” portraying the 34th president as an underrated leader who prevented a nuclear war. Signing at 4:45.
4:35-5:20 Rick Atkinson, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, was a reporter and editor at The Washington Post for 20 years. He is the author of six works of narrative military history. The most recent, “The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945,” completes his Liberation Trilogy, which he began in 2002 with “An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943.” Signing at 3.