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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Eric Jay Dolin

Eric Jay Dolin is a bestselling author of American history and a graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, where he received his PhD in Environmental Policy. His acclaimed nonfiction work includes Fur, Fortune, and Empire, winner of the James P. Hanlan Book Award, given by the New England Historical Association; Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America, which was named a Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe best book of the year; and When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail, which was chosen by Kirkus as one of the best nonfiction books of 2010. In a starred review, Booklist calls his new work, Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse, a “marvelously entertaining narrative” that traces the developments of our nation’s growth through the lens of its lighthouses.


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