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    Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1

    Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3,…

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    Book Discussion on Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

    Jeff Shesol recalls Franklin Roosevelt’s confrontation with the U.S. Supreme Court over objections to vital elements of his New Deal legislation.  In 1937 the president announced…

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    James Madison and the Constitution

    A panel discussion was held on James Madison and the U.S. Constitution. James Madison was a delegate to the Continental Congress, the Father of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights,…

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    Justice Stephen Breyer Remarks on the Constitution

    Through the analysis of past cases, including those concerning slavery, the Cherokee Indians, and detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Justice Stephen Breyer examined the history of the U.S.…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief

    This week on The Civil War, a discussion about Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as opposing commanders-in-chief. Historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and William Davis talk…

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    Book Discussion on High Financier

    Niall Ferguson talked about the life and influence of financier Siegmund Warburg, whose London-based bank, S.G. Warburg, played an important role in rebuilding post-WWII Europe. 
    This…

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    Book Discussion on Hearts Touched by Fire

    Civil War historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and Stephen Sears recount the Battle of Antietam, which occurred in September 1862 in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The historians present…

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    Dred Scott Case with Justice Breyer

    Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about one of the most infamous Supreme Court verdicts in American history, the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sandford. The ruling that all…

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    Book Discussion on From Dawn to Decadence

    Mr. Barzun talked with Mr. Schlesinger about his new book From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, published Harper Collins. The two addressed a number of…

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    History of the Gold Standard

    Coming up next, a discussion on the history of the gold standard. Three panelists-including author Lewis Lehrman-debate the origins, benefits, and drawbacks of the system. They…

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    Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 2

    John Marszalek and James McPherson spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, focusing on the second and third days of the fighting. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July…

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    Book Discussion on With Wings Like Eagles

    Michael Korda talked about With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain (Harper; January 6, 2009). In the book he recounts the Battle of Britain that occurred during the…

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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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    Book Discussion on When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President…

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    History of New York City's Penn Station

    Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the history of Pennsylvania Station, from its development in the early 1900s, through its demolition and remodeling of its remaining…

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    Book Discussion on Winter of the World

    Historical novelist Ken Follett spoke about the second book in his Century Trilogy focusing on American, English, German, Russian, and Welsh families as they traversed the social and…

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    Book Discussion on The Founders at Home

    Historian Myron Magnet talked about his book, The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817, in which he recounts the personal and public lives of America’s founders…

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    Pacific War Turning Point

    Historians talked about the turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. Craig Symonds argued the Battle of Midway was the decisive engagement that shifted momentum in the…

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    Strategy and the Civil War

    Professor Donald Stoker talked about the strategy and tactics of Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. He spoke about the objectives of Union General George McClellan and…

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    Book Discussion on The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution

    Marcia Coyle spoke about the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts. She examined the Roberts Court, in its seventh year, through four decisions, which ranged from health care…

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