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    Book Discussion on The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

    Brian Dolinar led a discussion about the book, The Negro in Illinois, a project that was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration. The project employed…

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    Book Discussion on In the Garden of Beasts

    Erik Larson recounts the tenure of the first American ambassador to Hitler’s Germany, William Dodd. The former college professor and his family arrived in Germany in 1933 and…

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    Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln

    Professor Gates spoke about how personal stories relate to history and showed pictures while talking about tracing his family history. Topics included his African-American heritage,…

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    Book Discussion on We Are Lincoln Men

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Herbert Donald talked about his book, We Are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends, published by Simon and Schuster. In the book, the…

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    Book Discussion on Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors

    Mr. Brent discussed the book he co-authored with Vladimir Naumov titled Stalin’s Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953, published by HarperCollins…

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    Book Discussion on God's Secretaries: The King James Bible

    Mr. Nicolson talked about his book God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible, published by HarperCollins. He explained how the English monarch King James I…

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    BookTV Preview

    A preview clip of Nat Brandt discussing his book Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903, published by Southern Illinois University Press.

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    Book Discussion on Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903

    Mr. Brandt discusses his book Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903, published by Southern Illinois University Press. When the Iroquois Theatre opened in 1903, it…

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    Book Discussion on Heat Wave

    Mr. Klinenberg talked about the Chicago heat wave that killed over 700 people in one week during the summer of 1995. His book, Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, was…

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    Book Discussion on Brown: The Last Discovery in America

    Mr. Rodriguez talked about the book Brown: The Last Discovery in America, published by Penguin Putnam. In this, the third installment in his multivolume memoir, Mr. Rodriguez…

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    Book Discussion on Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne

    Mr. Starkey discussed his biography Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne, published by HarperCollins. Elizabeth I, the daughter of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, was the first…

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    Book Discussion on Building a Bridge to the 18th Century

    Professor Postman talked about his book, Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future, published by Knopf. He focused on current societal problems that…

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    Book Discussion on One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko

    Participants talked about the life and career of columnist Mike Royko and about the book One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko, which was a collection of his columns.

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