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    Book Discussion on Spoken from the Heart

    Former first lady Laura Bush discussed her memoir, Spoken from the Heart (Scribner; May 4, 2010), in conversation with journalist Cokie Roberts. Mrs. Bush began and ended by…

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    Book Discussion on The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

    Historian H.W. Brands profiled Aaron Burr, the former vice president to Thomas Jefferson. Aaron Burr is most remembered for killing former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a…

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    History of the House of Representatives

    Walter Oleszek talked about the founders' intentions for the House of Representatives and the evolution of the institution. The House was originally the only part of the national…

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    Book Discussion on The Stuff of Thought

    Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature, published by Penguin. He talked about the relationship between language and the way…

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    Book Discussion on Physics of the Impossible

    Michio Kaku talked about his book Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel, published by…

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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' “American Presidents Series,” moderated a panel discussion of the lives of some of America’s lesser-known…

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    Book Discussion on Harry S. Truman

    Historian Roberrt Dallek talked about his book Harry S. Truman: The 33rd President, 1945-1953, part of The American Presidents Series (Times Books; September 2, 2008). Mr. Dallek…

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    Presidential Speechwriting

    Five former presidential speechwriters discussed the role of presidential speechwriters throughout history and their relationships with the presidents they served. Topics included…

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    Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term Preview

    Donald Verrilli and Thomas Goldstein previewed cases on the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2013-2014 term. At the time of this event the Court had cases on campaign finance,…

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    Book Discussion on How the States Got Their Shapes Too

    Mark Stein examined the many people who shaped state boundaries. The author’s profiles ranged from Brigham Young’s influence in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona to Jeremiah Dixon…

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    Book Discussion on Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife

    Francine Prose talked about her book Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife (Harper; September 29, 2009). In her book she examines the impact that Anne Frank’s diary has had on…

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    Ernest Hemingway as a World War II Spy

    Military and intelligence historian Nicholas Reynolds talked about the services of World War I veteran and author Ernest Hemingway and other family members as spies for the United States…

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    Book Discussion on Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer

    Interviewed on stage by radio talk show host Jim Bohannan, Mr. Feifer talked about the book he wrote with Victor Cherkashin, Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer: The True Story of the…

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    The Art of Biography Panel

    Michael Korda spoke with authors Christopher Hitchens and Francine Prose about biographical writing at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C. All three authors were writing books for…

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    Book Discussion on The Fall of Berlin 1945

    Mr. Beevor discussed his latest book The Fall of Berlin 1945, published by Viking. He chronicled the period of World War II from January to May of 1945 when Soviet troops battled…

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    Former President Jimmy Carter's White House Years

    Ray Suarez interviewed former President Carter about his presidency, experiences in the White House, and his diaries, recently published in his book White House Diary. He spoke about a…

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    Civil War Naval Actions and Affairs

    Historian and author Craig Symonds talked about the various naval aspects of the Civil War, from technological developments to the battles themselves. Topics included the Union…

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    The Secret Plot Against Lincoln

    Daniel Stashower talked about how Allan Pinkerton, the founder of America’s first detective agency, uncovered and foiled a secret plot to murder Abraham Lincoln as he passed through…

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    Book Discussion on Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

    Simon Singh talked about his book Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Singh talked about the development of the theory of the Big Bang and…

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