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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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David Taylor
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David Taylor is the author of three previous books of history, including Soul of a People, which the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named among Best Books of 2009, Tall Ship Odysseys, and Ginseng, the Divine Root, published by Algonquin Books. His articles appear in The Washington Post, The American Scholar, Smithsonian and Oxford American. He teaches at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD.

The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy

Discover the epic naval story of the war that threatened to undo our nation in 1812. Riveting firsthand accounts enliven this official sea-level view of the conflict that proved American naval prowess a force to be reckoned with. Explore historic documents, letters, ephemera, and artifacts, including fascinating finds from the Navy's most recent underwater excavation of the war's lost ships. Featuring a colorful, diverse cast of characters--from sailors, spies, and ship's surgeons to commodores, Navy wives, and privateersmen--and incorporating hundreds of photographs, period illustrations, and contemporary and original maps, The Warof 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy is a sweeping panorama of a defining moment in U.S. history and a must-read for maritime aficionados and general history buffs alike.

Screening: Soul of a People: Writing America's Story

Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story – A ground-breaking documentary on 1930s America and the Federal Writers’ Project, which documented in riveting detail life during the Great Depression and helped launch talents such as Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, John Cheever, Richard Wright, Studs Terkel, Margaret Walker, Nelson Algren, and Jim Thompson.

 

10 AM – 10:45 AM

House Committee Room 5

Discussion

The War of 1812 and the Rise of the US Navy

 

11 AM – 11:45 AM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing

 

12:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Capitol Park Welcome Center, Screening Room

Screening

Soul of a People: Writing America's Story