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Guy Lamolinara from the Library of Congress speaks with Adam Goodheart, who appeared at the 2011 National Book Festival on September 24, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Adam Goodheart is a historian, journalist and critic whose new book is the New York Times best-selling and critically praised "1861: The Civil War Awakening" (Knopf). He has contributed frequent essays and reviews to The New York Times (where he also served as deputy editor of the Op-Ed page), National Geographic, Smithsonian and The Atlantic, among many other publications. At Washington College, Goodheart is the director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, which fosters innovative approaches to history and culture through writing fellowships, prizes, public events, teacher seminars and student programs.
About the 2011 National Book Festival
The 2011 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, was held on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.