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Tag Archives: 2003

A Look Back At The Rwandan Genocide: 20 Years Later, What Have We Learned?

This spring, as Rwanda commemorates the 1994 genocide that extinguished more than a million of its citizens, a nation assesses its reconstruction while the wider world wrestles with the fact that it stood by. Several important books illuminate these tasks.  "Twenty years ago today our country fell into deep ditches of darkness," said Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda’s current minister of foreign affairs. "Twenty years later, today, we are a country united and a nation elevated." Economic progress and a fragile peace characterize Rwanda now, under a new Constitution and a marked ascendancy of women into leadership.  A moving photographic portrait of the hard work of reconciliation is newly published in the New York Times. “The story of U.S. policy during the genocide in Rwanda is not a... Read More →

Stephen L. Carter Talks Civility In Politics At PlayhouseSquare

As guests began to trickle in to the Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square, an older woman surveyed the crowd and winked at me. "Good—not everyone here has gray hair," she said.  I was on hand to see Stephen L. Carter, the third author to come to Cleveland for the Writers Center Stage series, sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Case Western Reserve University. My father introduced me to his work by keeping his nose in a well-worn copy of The Emperor of Ocean Park, winner of a 2003 Anisfield-Wolf award for fiction.  The Yale law professor, 58, warmed up the crowd with a few quips about football, poking fun of his favorite team, whose name "no one says any more."   A graduate of both Yale and Stanford, Carter began his career as a law clerk for Judge Spottswood W... Read More →

VIDEO: Stephen L. Carter Discusses His Book, “The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln”

Sometimes we see a longer video on YouTube and we consider passing on promoting it here because honestly, who wants to watch a 40+ minute video? People generally don't have that kind of time. But we really like this video of 2003 winner Stephen L. Carter at the 2012 National Book Festival presented by the Library of Congress. Just from the introduction, we're reminded that this guy is pretty spectacular. Check out the video (just pieces of it - we know you're busy!) and let us know if you've read his latest book, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. Read More →

VIDEO: What’s Up With Our Nation’s Obsession With President Lincoln?

2003 winner Stephen L. Carter grants an interview with Glenn Reynolds, of InstaVision to talk about his latest book, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln and whether he thinks America's obsession with Lincoln has anything to do with the current political climate.  Read More →

VIDEO: Stephen L. Carter’s Latest Novel – What If President Lincoln Survived The Assassination Attempt?

We've got a summer reading list a mile long and another title just got added to the pile. Stephen L. Carter, awarded the 2003 Anisfield-Wolf Award for fiction for his page-turner The Emperor of Ocean Park, is back with another title sure to be just as riveting. In his summer release, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, Carter explores what could have happened if Lincoln survived his assassination attempt. In this quick video with USA Today, Carter talks about being a history buff, whether the research was fun, and whether he prefers print books or ebooks.  Read More →
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