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Noah Adams takes off on 19 seconds of history; book marks 100th anniversary of first flight
Noah Adams, the cohost of National Public Radio's All Things Considered, gave wings to his new book, The Flyers: In search of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Crown, October 2003), at Book Expo America 2003. In his trademark down-to-earth reporting style, Adams richly illustrated the scene at Kitty Hawk, and a walk along the first 19-second flight path. In a flight of fancy, Adams imagined a connection to the Wright brothers and his own great-grandfather and brings to light the intensely complex relationship the brothers shared with their sister Katherine and the role she played in their invention.

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Ted Kennedy stumps for John Kerry, offers season's readings: Senator Kennedy offers Paul Krugman's 'The Great Unraveling' as season's readings

Jhumpa Lahiri makes a big first impression: Pulitzer Prize winning author introduces first novel, 'The Namesake' at BookExpo America in Los Angeles

Ray Bradbury Takes a Bow at BEA: Bradbury makes dramatic appearance at BookExpo America, signs books for fans; Mancow, King, Schroeder, Koontz, and Rodriguez take questions

Madeleine Albright has the last laugh in her autobiography: Former UN Ambassador tells how she overcame challenges to become highest-ranking woman in U.S. government

Molly Ivins reports, old Doug Jones not doing well: Ivins presents her new book, 'Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America,' with droll humor and hard facts

Susan Orlean steals into town, arrests audience: Author of 'The Orchid Thief' discusses her style of personal journalism with students at the University of New Hampshire

Michael Moore wants to know--Dude, Where's My Country?: Michael Moore satirizes left and right in presentation of new book, 'Dude, Where's My Country?,' at BookExpo America 2003

Franken, O'Reilly, and Ivins battle at Book Expo 2003: In case you missed it, Al Franken and Bill O'Reilly clash while Molly Ivins holds her tongue

New York Is Book Country celebrates 25th year: New York City shuts down 5th Avenue for 25th year in a row to celebrate books and authors

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