In my 15 years working at the Library of Congress – my previous stop before AARP – one particular date stands out: Sept. 8, 2001. That was the day of the inaugural Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Calling all writers: Could you be the next Frank McCourt, Elizabeth Gilbert or Jeanette Walls - all authors of bestselling memoirs?
Jacques Barzun was one of the great thinkers of the past century - a scholar who, in a remarkable eight-decades-long career, wrote dozens of books and analyzed subjects ranging from classical music to detective fiction, and from Jonathan Swift to baseball.
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