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Briscoe Center's  books to be featured at 2010 Texas Book Festival

October 11, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — The Briscoe Center is pleased to have two of its recent books featured at 2010 Texas Book Festival. We hope you can join Don Carleton and Bill Hobby at their Festival appearances this weekend.

Don Carleton: Conversations with Cronkite

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Location: The Lone Star Tent
Introduction By: Gregory Curtis

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Don Carleton's Conversations with Cronkite gives readers a rare glimpse into the life and times of Walter Cronkite in his own words, combining selected interviews between the legendary journalist and Cronkite's friend, Dr. Don Carleton. Carleton is executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin.

Introducer Gregory Curtis was editor of Texas Monthly for nineteen years. He has published often there and in many other magazines. He is also the author of Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo and The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World's First Artists

Bill Hobby: How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Time: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Senate Chamber
Moderated By: Paul Burka

dust jacket for How Things Really Work

Bill Hobby has spent most of his life in and around Texas government, including a record eighteen years as the state's lieutenant governor. His candid recollections about his days in office, as well as his take on what state government should and should not do are part of How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics. Hobby also served as a media executive and a distinguished university professor, teaching at Rice University and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.


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