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Thank you for joining us for A Company of Authors

For the 21st consecutive year, a distinguished group of Stanford writers and editors made brief presentations about their recently published books. This program was hosted by Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, emeritus, Stanford. The program was co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Humanities Center.

Books will be available for sale at a 10% discount from the Stanford Bookstore online. Enter the promo code BOOKS10 when checking out online.

Please note the videos have been added to each panel. All videos are posted on Vimeo.


Please note: The schedule and authors are subject to change.

1:00 pm: Welcome (Peter Stansky)
1:05 – 1:35 pm: Literature and Art
Roland Greene, Chair
Shane Denson, Post-Cinematic Bodies
Nancy J. Troy & Ann Marguerite Tartsinis, Mondrian’s Dress: Yves Saint Laurent, Piet Mondrian, and Pop Art, presented by Ann Tartsinis 
René Girard and Cynthia Haven, ed., All Desire is a Desire for Being
View "Literature and Art" Video >>
1:45 – 2:15 pm: The World About Us
Noah Sveiven, Chair

Barton H. Thompson, Liquid Asset: How Business and Government Can Partner to Solve the Freshwater Crisis
William B. Gould IV, For Labor to Build Upon: Wars, Depression and Pandemic
Jennifer Burns, Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative
View "The World About Us" Video >>
2:25 - 2:55 pm: America Coping
Larry Horton, Chair

Robert B. Rakove, The United States and Afghanistan Before the Soviet Invasion 
Lerone A. Martin, The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism 
Bertrand Patenaude & Joan Nabseth Stevenson, Bread + Medicine: American Famine Relief in Soviet Russia, 1921-1923, presented by Bertrand Patenaude
View "America Coping" Video >>

3:05 - 3:35 pm: Poetry and Fiction
Cynthia Haven, Chair

John Angell Grant, The Green Notebook: Poems on Family, Relationships, Spirituality, Self-Enquiry, Recovery, ACA, Disruption, Death, Walking Through the Mirror, and Cats
Malavika Kannan, All the Yellow Suns
Jackson Holbert, Winter Stranger
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3:45 - 4:15 pm: History
Carolyn Lougee, Chair
Joel Cabrita, Written Out: The Silencing of Regina Gelana Twala 
Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Multiracial Identities in Colonial French Africa: Race, Childhood, and Citizenship
Nora Elizabeth Barakat, Bedouin Bureaucrats: Mobility and Property in the Ottoman Empire
View "History" Video >>
4:25 - 4:55 pm: Taking Action
Leslie Friedman, Chair

Myra Strober & Abby Davisson, Money & Love: An Intelligent Roadmap for Life’s Biggest Decisions, presented by Myra Strober
Ilana Yurkiewicz, Fragmented: A Doctor’s Quest to Piece Together American Health Care
Susan Wels, An Assassin in Utopia: The True Story of a Nineteenth-Century Sex Cult and a President’s Murder
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5:05 - 5:35 pm: Stanford and Beyond
Charles Junkerman, Chair

James J. Sheehan, Making a Modern Political Order: The Problem of the Nation State
Roxanne L. Nilan & Cassius L. Kirk, Stanford’s Wallace Sterling: Portrait of a Presidency 1949-1968, presented by Larry Horton
Gordon A. Craig, A Historian’s Diary: 1935-1980, presented by James J. Sheehan
View "Stanford and Beyond" Video >>