Author Justin Martin discusses his book "Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted." Taped Sept. 24, 2011, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Martin lives in Olmstead-designed Forest Hills Gardens, a Queens, N.Y., neighborhood.
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson discusses his book "Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America." Taped Sept. 24, 2011, at the National Book Festival at the National Mall on Washington, D.C.
Historian James Swanson discusses his book "Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis." Taped at the 2011 National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Douglas Waller discusses his biography "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage." Telecast from the National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
President Woodrow Wilson's wives, Ellen and Edith, are discussed by Kristie Miller ("Ellen and Edith"). Ellen died in 1914, 18 months after Wilson's first inauguration; 15 months later he married Edith, who's remembered for usurping executive power while he recovered from a stroke.