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    Truman's Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

    Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, or the first shot of the Cold War. With thousands of combatants and civilians dying…

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    Truman's Atomic Energy Legacy

    Panelists talked about the implications of post World War II atomic energy usage and the efforts made by the Truman administration to make nuclear energy available for civilian usage. …

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    Professor Henry Adams on Abigail Adams

    Henry Adams, professor of American Art at Case Western Reserve University and descendant of John Adams, talked about the life, correspondence, and marriage of Abigail and John Adams, as…

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    Book Discussion on John Tyler: The Accidental President

    A look at the life of President John Tyler. Tyler was the first Vice President to become President after the death of an incumbent - in this case, William Henry…

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    Life and Career of Chester A. Arthur

    Zachary Karabell examined Chester Alan Arthur, who was propelled into the presidency by the assassination of James Garfield and turned his back on the patronage system that had nurtured…

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    Presidents at War

    A panel discussion was held on presidents as commanders-in chief by looking at the nature of modern U.S. military engagements and foreign policy, learning from key conflicts over the past…

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    Book Discussion on Selling the Korean War

    Steven Casey talked about his book Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953 (Oxford University Press, 2008). In his book about how…

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    Korean War Veterans Appreciation Ceremony

    General David Petraeus gave the keynote address at the Korean War Veterans Appreciation Ceremony recognizing the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25, 1950. Korean…

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