See & Do - Books: Marcus Jewish Community Center Book Festival October 31 2007

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Marcus Jewish Community Center Book Festival 2007
The MARCUS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER BOOK FESTIVAL, intended as "A Cultural, Arts and Book Event of Epic Proportions," brings a range of speakers to Atlanta, covering literature, politics, history, humor and more NOV. 3-17. Alan Dershowitz (pictured), lawyer and author of Blasphemy: How the Religious Right Is Hijacking the Declaration of Independence, opens the two-week event Sat., NOV. 3. A closing keynote presentation Sat., NOV. 17, on repairing America's image in the world features Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has served as chief negotiator to the Middle East under both Republican and Democratic presidents, and professor of political science and Israeli studies at Emory, Ken Stein. The days in between include Esquire editor-at-large and author of The Year of Living Biblically A.J. Jacobs Thurs., NOV. 8, and 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner and AJC managing editor Hank Klibanoff, author of The Race Beat: The Press, The Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, in conversation with U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Wed., NOV. 14. For more on the book festival, click here. Prices, times, dates and locations vary. 678-812-4005. www.atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.