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Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Historian and journalist Rick Perlstein discusses his new book tracing the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s, which gave rise to Ronald Regan’s vision of America—and a new conservative political culture.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Author Kathryn Johnson and a panel of five novelists provide practical guidance for writers—both aspiring and active—in this booming genre.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Storyteller extraordinaire Ken Follett discusses Edge of Eternity, the final installment of his epic Century Trilogy, which follows the saga of five intertwined who loved, hated, fought, and lived large against the backdrop of churning social, political, and economic turmoil.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Thomas Jefferson, an inveterate correspondent, left behind roughly 18,000 letters. J. Jefferson Looney, who served as editor (and sometimes, detective) on an edition of the documents of his final years, reveals the insights into Jefferson’s brilliant mind that these materials offer.