As a member of the New York City area C-SPAN video crew from 1997 to present, I have covered well over three hundred of today's non-fiction authors.
It is a thrill meeting all these literary figures, witnessing them in action, and as an event-specific paper ephemera and autograph collector gathering event materials and trying to obtain the autographs of every one of the participants on those same materials.
It is equally fun videotaping these literary figures speaking about their books, craft and the industry at so many different venues throughout the New York City tri-state area. It was a lot of work too.
In this, the second of several Hubs, I am sharing with you more of the materials and autographs I have come away with from those literary-related occasions. And links to the actual programs that are archived in the C-SPAN video library and the books that were featured. And in some cases links to information to or about their latest books or literary-related or other affairs.
Events addressing apathy of our youth and Conservative writing.
In his talk and in a very nice space at the Overseas Press Club of America, professor David Mindich spoke about his book, Timed Out: Why Americans Under 40 Don't Follow the News.
Since its publication of Timed Out, Mindich has given talks about young people and news to media groups and at schools around the country.
Linda Chavez is a commentator, radio talk show host, Fox News analyst and syndicated columnist. Her book at the time was, An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal. In 2001, she was nominated for Labor Secretary but witdrew.
Regarding memoir and science writing.
Check out the all star science writers on the panel, including Sylvia Nasar and J.D. Watson. It took place on on November 17, 2003, at the SIBL library in Manhattan.
Malika Oufkir is the author of, Freedom: The Story of My Second Life. I met her on October 15, 2006 after her participation in a panel discussion in Bryant Park. Freedom is a provocative memoir of hers.
Author talks on Peak Oil and war.
Kenneth Deffeyes is a geologist who worked with M. King Hubbert, the creator of the Hubbert peak theory, at the Shell Oil Company research laboratory in Houston, Texas. He also taught at Princeton.
On March 15, 2005, Deffeyes spoke about his book, Beyond Oil: The View From Hubberts Peak, at the Makor/Steinhardt Center. Deffeyes claims that world oil production peaked on December 16, 2005.
Sadly, there is no video available of Major General Sidney Shachnow, US Army (Ret.)when he spoke about his book, Hope and Honor, also at the Makor/Steihardt Center on October 5, 2004. There were mic issues.
Shachnow is a Holocaust survivor and one of the highest ranking Jews in any department of the U.S. Armed Services.
Ron Chernow, Adrienne Rich and Ian Dowbiggin in action.
At this literary event, leading biographer Ron Chernow spoke about writing biographies, why people like them, and more. His latest book is about George Washington.
This flier reveals the autographs of Ron Chernow again, this time with renowned poet Adrienne Rich, captured at the year 2004 National Book Critic Circle Finalist's Reading at New School University. The next evening, Ms. Rich won the Poetry Award.
Historian and professor Ian Dowbiggin is an opponent of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. He spoke about his book, A Merciful End, on January 1, 2003 at the Faculty Club at the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University.
From two historians and an educator.
Thurston Clarke is a historian. His signature was secured on three of these program handouts. His new book is, The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America.
The now deceased Peter Bernstein is a best-selling author and historian. I enjoyed talking with Bernstein after his talk, telling him as a child I played near a section of the old Erie Canal (west of Erie) now covered with trees and brush.
I met Herbert Kohl at a talk about one of his thirty books, She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, at the Teachers & Writers Collaborative near Union Square.
Kohl is an educator best known for his advocacy of progressive education. Also a National Book Award winner for The View from the Oak: The Private Worlds of Other Creatures.