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LBJ School 2008 Faculty Authors Celebrated During Texas Book Festival Week in Dual Showcases

AUSTIN, Texas-- Oct. 31, 2008-- The 2008 published works of LBJ faculty authors will be showcased at this year’s Texas Book Festival in a special LBJ School author’s exhibit. Hours of exhibition will be Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2, 11:00-4:30 p.m. The LBJ School exhibit will be on 11th Street, next to the tented exhibits. (a complete listing of authors appears below)

Noteworthy Texas Book Festival Sessions:

"America: United We Stand?"
Date: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008
Time: 12:00 – 1:00
Location: House Chamber
Moderator, Paul Stekler, LBJ School Professor and Co-producer of The Choice 2008

James K. Galbraith, LBJ School Professor and author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too
Date: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008
Time: 12:30-1:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

In addition to the Texas Book Festival showcase,  “Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ Faculty Authors” recognized faculty with books or documentaries that debuted this year in a special event this past Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library Brown Room.

The LBJ faculty members celebrated this year include:


  • Professor Jacqueline L. Angel for Inheritance in Contemporary America: The Social Dimensions of Giving across Generations;
  • Professor Robert Auerbach for Deception and Abuse at the Fed: Henry B. Gonzalez Battles Alan Greenspan's Bank;
  • Professor James K. Galbraith for The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too;
  • Professor Eugene Gholz for US Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy;
  • Professor Jeanne M. Lambrew for Reforming Medicare: Options, Tradeoffs, and Opportunities;
  • Professor Laurence E. Lynn for Public Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach;
  • Professor Ray Marshall for The Case for Collaborative School Reform: The Toledo Experience;
  • Dean James B. Steinberg for Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power;
  • Professors Robert H. Wilson, Peter M. Ward, and Victoria E. Rodriguez for Governance in the Americas: Decentralization, Democracy and Subnational Government in Brazil, Mexico and the United States.

In addition to book authors, two faculty members were also showcased for their work on recent documentaries – Professor Paul Stekler for his work as co-producer for the The Choice 2008,  which aired on the PBS series Frontline, and Professor David Eaton for his work as co-producer on the documentary, Agua for Life.

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Austin American-Statesman - Annual book festival attracts big-name authors - November 3, 2008