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    Espionage Tactics

    Historians talked about espionage tactics used since the Cold War. They discussed techniques and human intelligence gathering used by the CIA and Russia’s Foreign Intelligence…

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    Ronald Reagan, Tom Clancy, and National Security

    Captain Benjamin Griffin talked about the influence that author Tom Clancy and President Ronald Reagan had on one another in the 1980s as the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union…

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    World War II Army Replacement Program

    Eric Klinek discusses his 2014 Temple University dissertation titled, “The Army’s Orphans: The United States Army Replacement System in the European Campaign, 1944-1945.”…

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    Global Perspectives on the American Civil War

    Don Doyle talked about his book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, about how the U.S. Civil War was viewed around the world and the perspectives…

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    World War II in the Central Pacific

    Lieutenant Colonel Sharon Tosi Lacey talked about American strategy in the Pacific during World War II, highlighting the Battle of Saipan in the summer of 1944 and its importance. She…

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    U.S. Engagement in Italy During World War II

    Andrew Buchanan talked about his book American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II, in which he argues that policy makers in the United States were eager to join the…

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    Book Discussion on Dark Invasion

    Howard Blum talked about his book, Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America, in which he recounts the story of German espionage…

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    U.S. Military Strategy in Vietnam

    Colonel Gregory Daddis talked about U.S. military strategy during the Vietnam War. Focusing on the leadership of General William Westmoreland, Colonel Daddis argued that the…

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    Harlem Rattlers and World War I

    Jeffrey Sammons, co-author of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality, talked about the self-proclaimed Harlem…

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    Vietnam 1963

    Four Vietnam War historians talked about the events of 1963, a year many consider pivotal to the conflict. They discussed the political atmosphere in South Vietnam, the country’s…

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    Wartime Presidents from Lincoln to Obama

    Author Andrew Polsky talked about the wartime decisions of several U.S. Presidents, from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama. All U.S. presidents, regardless of their background, serve as…

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    How U.S. Economists Won World War II

    Author and professor Jim Lacey talked about his book, Keep from All Thoughtful Men: How U.S. Economists Won World War II, in which he details the decisions economists and generals made to…

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    Thomas Holcomb and the Marine Corps

    Author David Ulbrich talked about the career of Thomas Holcomb, Marine Corps commandant from 1936 to 1943, and his impact upon the creation of the modern Marine Corps. Thomas Holcomb…

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    Book Discussion on Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany

    Historian Richard Lucas, a shortwave radio enthusiast, talked about the life of Mildred Gillars and how the American-born radio performer became employed by the Nazis during World War II…

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    Book Discussion on Mussolini: The Secrets of His Death

    Robert Miller talked about the book Mussolini: The Secrets of His Death, published by Enigma Books, at the City University Graduate Center in New York City. Mr. Miller published…

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    Book Discussion on The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception

    From the Military Affairs Symposium held at the City University of New York, author Thaddeus Holt spoke about his book The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War…

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