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Virtual Book Talks

“Forever Orange” with Scott Pitoniak and Rick Burton

Scott Pitoniak and Rick Burton authors of Forever Orange discuss the diverse people, places, and events that have helped Syracuse University become an internationally renowned research university.

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“Gaia, Queen of Ants” with Hamid Ismailov and Shelley Fairweather-Vega

Hamid Ismailov and Shelley Fairweather-Vega talk with Lisa Carter, founder of Intralingo, about their new release Gaia, Queen of Ants, the art and politics of translation, and the complexity of the Uzbek language. Intralingo’s SPOTLIGHT series shines a light on authors and translators from around the globe.

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“Harry Haft” with Alan Haft

Alan Haft discusses Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano. He vividly describes the powerful story of 16-year-old Harry Haft’s survival in the Nazi concentration camps, a survival dependent on his ability to fight and win concentration camp boxing matches.

Harry Haft’s story is coming soon as a major motion picture.

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“Open House” with Chuck D’Imperio

Chuck D’Imperio welcomes you into his home for our first virtual book talk on his latest book Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes. Sit back, relax, and tour some of Upstate New York’s most famous and “off the beaten path” homes from the comfort of your home.

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Take a virtual Upstate New York road trip! View Chuck D’Imperio’s other book talks:

“Unknown Museums of Upstate New York”

“Graves of Upstate New York”

“Monumental New York”


“The Ministers’ War” with Michael Doyle

Listen in as  Michael Doyle offers a riveting account of Presbyterian minister John W. Mears’s crusade against the Oneida Community. The Ministers’ War: John W. Mears, the Oneida Community, and the Crusade for Public Morality explores the ways in which Mears’s multipurpose zeal reflected the passions behind the nineteenth-century temperance movement, the fight against obscenity, and the public animus toward unconventional thought. As an author, political candidate, and controversialist, Mears was a prominent moralizer at a time when public morality seemed to be most at risk.

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