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In preparation for her biography on Benedict Arnold, Clare Brandt retraced his journeys up the Hudson River and around Lake Champlain. She's pictured in a motorboat in front of West Point Military Academy.

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Forrest McDonald walking in the yard of his home in Coker, Alabama.

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Forrest McDonald working on his secluded porch in Coker, Alabama. During his "Booknotes" interview, Mr. McDonald admitted that he usually writes in the nude on this porch.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin writes on her couch in Concord, Massachusetts. The author is reviewing a calendar where she recorded both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's daily activities.

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Shelby Foote holds one of the many handwritten bound manuscripts for his three-volume series on the Civil War. Mr. Foote started working on the trilogy in 1954 and continued to research and write the volumes for the next twenty years. He then…

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Foote wrote 1.5 million words on the Civil War with this dip pen. He described on C-SPAN how he had trouble finding steel-tip replacments for the pen and often had to bargain with the few stationery stores that still sold them.

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Shelby Foote at work in his Memphis home.

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Eighty-year-old Shelby Foote at work in his Memphis home. In the upper right corner of first two photos is a portrait of Marcel Proust. "While I was taking this photo," wrote Brian Lamb, "Mr. Foote told me he has read all of Proust's works nine…

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Dr. Douglas Brinkley is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 11 December 2014. Dr. Brinkley discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 18 April 1993, where he discussed his book The Majic Bus: An American…

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R. Emmett Tyrrell is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 7 August 2014. Mr. Tyrrell discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 7 June 1992, where he discussed his book "Conservative Crack-Up."

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Author Robert Darnton is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 12 May 2014. Mr. Darnton discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 21 August 2003, where he discussed his book "George Washington’s False Teeth:…

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Dr. Dava Sobel is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 19 June 2014. Dr. Sobel discusses her appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 17 January 1999, where she discussed her book "Longitude: The True Story of a Lone…
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