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    2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History

    The 2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, worth $50,000, was awarded on March 23, 2015, in New York City. Finalists for the prize read selections from their books prior to…

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    American Revolution and the Fate of the British Empire

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy, author of The Men who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, talked about the role played by British military…

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    Hillary Clinton and the White House

    Authors and journalists talked about the possibility of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016 and and some of the hurdles she might face in a second…

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    Theodore Roosevelt's Life and Presidency

    Douglas Brinkley, author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, talked about the life of President Theodore Roosevelt. Professor Brinkley spoke…

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    Book Discussion on An Empire on the Edge

    Nick Bunker talked about his book, An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America, about the three years preceding the start of the Revolutionary War. In his book, the author…

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    Book Discussion on Founder's Son

    Richard Brookhiser talked about his book, Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln, in which he examines the impact the Founding Fathers had on Abraham Lincoln. In his book, the author…

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    Book Discussion on John Quincy Adams

    Fred Kaplan talked about his biography, John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, in which he argues that even though John Quincy Adams was not remembered for being a great president, he was…

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    Union Army and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

    Jonathan White talked about the Union Army’s attitudes toward the policies of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party in the 1864 elections. Professor White argued that many…

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    World War II in Sicily and Italy

    Rick Atkinson talked about the significance the invasion of Sicily and the Italian campaign had on the eventual liberation of Europe during World War II. Mr. Atkinson detailed…

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    Book Discussion on The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a plan intended to produce a peaceful end to…

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    History of New York City’s Central Park

    Barry Lewis talked about the creation of New York City’s Central Park. He spoke about why the park was built, and the many different recreational sections, including the meadows,…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Character

    Lewis Lehrman talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s education and character. He described the 16th president as a man with less than a year of formal schooling, who…

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    The Civil War in 50 Objects, Part 2

    Eric Foner talked about artifacts featured in Harold Holzer’s book, The Civil War in 50 Objects, and drawn from the New-York Historical Society’s collection. Mr. Foner…

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    Book Discussion on Just Say Yes

    Bernard Schwartz, who grew up in Depression-era Brooklyn and later became the CEO of Loral Corporation, a defense electronics firm, talked about his book, Just Say Yes: What I’ve…

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    Harlem in the Early 20th Century

    Barry Lewis talked about the history of Harlem’s buildings and people. Founded as a 17th century Dutch outpost, Harlem was developed during the Reconstruction Era as a white…

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    Inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History

    The inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, worth $50,000, was awarded on March 17, 2014, in New York City. Finalists for the prize read selections from their books…

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    Roaring Twenties to the Crash of 1929

    Panelists, including financial editor James Grant and author Amity Shlaes, talked about the the decade following World War I. Throughout the 1920s, the U.S. stock market experienced a…

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    General Creighton Abrams

    Military historian and retired Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Sorley talked about his book Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His Times. He argued that Abrams is…

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    General Ulysses S. Grant

    Author and professor Jean Edward Smith talked about the military career of Ulysses S. Grant, from his entry into West Point through his service and leadership of Union forces in the Civil…

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    New York City During the Gilded Age

    Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about New York City during the Gilded Age. Mr. Lewis argued that there were two eras of the Gilded Age, the first beginning after the…

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