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    Book Discussion on Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy

    The team of seven reporters at The Boston Globe who wrote the book and Peter Canellos, who edited it, talked about Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy (Simon and Schuster (February…

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    Book Discussion on The Trial of Henry Kissinger

    Mr. Hitchens talked about his book, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, published by Verso Books. In the book, Mr. Hitchens asserts that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger…

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    Book Discussion on Wealth and Poverty of Nations

    Professor Landes talked about his book, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor (W. W. Norton & Company, March 1998). He argued that the key to the wealth…

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    Book Discussion on Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage

    In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS Titanic. The ship with 2,209 on-board included passengers such as Major Archibald Butt, close…

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    Book Discussion on Louisa May Alcott

    Harriet Reisen talked about her book Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (Henry Holt and Co.; October 27, 2009). In her book she recounts the life of Louisa May Alcott, writer,…

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    Jeff Shaara on The Killer Angels

    Jeff Shaara talked about his father Michael Shaara’s novel, The Killer Angels, written from the perspectives of four generals involved in the Battle of Gettysburg. Jeff Shaara…

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    Book Discussion on Samuel Adams: A Life

    Iras Stoll talked about his book Samuel Adams: A Life (Free Press, November 4, 2008). In the book Mr. Stoll recalls the life of Samuel Adams, who he argues deserves greater recognition…

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    Censorship and Political Correctness Panel

    The members of the panel discussed controversies about books in which they had been involved and other incidents about political correctness issues.

    William Styron is the author of The…

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    Book Discussion on Africana

    To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Mount Auburn Cemetery and its African-American history, Henry Louis Gates talked about the creation of the one-volume edition of the 5-volume Africana:…

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    Book Discussion on When Work Disappears

    Professor Wilson spoke about his new book, When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor. It focuses on joblessness as the root of social problems in U.S. inner cities. He also…

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    Jefferson, Adams and Religion

    Scholars spoke about the various books and ideas that shaped the religious theology and philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. They focused on how various works by religious…

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    Book Discussion on Good Prose

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder and former executive editor of The Atlantic Richard Todd talked about their book, Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction - Stories and Advice from a…

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    Book Discussion on Hitler: 1889-1936, Hubris

    Ian Kershaw talked about his book, Hitler: 1889-1936, Hubris, published by W. W. Norton & Company. The book is about how Hitler became so identified with Germany, and it with…

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    Life and Presidency of Calvin Coolidge

    Mr. Cooke, portrayed as Calvin Coolidge, reflected on the President’s life and career. He recreated a news conference from the Cooldige administration and answered written…

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    Book Discussion on Sacco & Vanzetti

    Bruce Watson talked about his book Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind, published by Viking. He described the case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo…

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    Jefferson, Adams and Their Legacy

    Panelists talked about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s friendship, legacies, and libraries. They also spoke about the social climate of the Founding Fathers. Following…

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    Book Discussion on The Code Book

    Mr. Singh talked about his book The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography, published by Doubleday. He focused on the origins of…

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    Book Discussion on Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century

    Mr. Farrell talked about his book, Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century, published by Little, Brown & Company. The book is the first full-scale biography of the late…

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    Book Discussion on Transatlantic: Great American Steamships

    Mr. Fox talked about his book, Transatlantic: Samuel Cunard, Isambard Brunel, and the Great American Steamships, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Fox talked about the history…

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    Rare Books Room

    Mr. Ellis talked about the rare books collection of the New York Public Library and some of the materials he used in his research on President John Adams.

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