Thursday, October 7, 2010

Southern Book Festival This Weekend In Nashville

News Channel 5 (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gov. Phil Bredesen and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. will be among the authors participating in this weekend's 22nd annual Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. Bredesen will be promoting his book "Fresh Medicine: How to Fix, Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System." He has a background in health care. Ford has written "More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education." He represented Memphis in the U.S. House for 10 years before losing a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2006 to Bob Corker. New this year will be a series of sessions on "Building Community in the 21st Century - Perspectives on Civility & Democracy." Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker will be among the panelists. The festival, Friday through Sunday, has an annual attendance of about 20,000. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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