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    Discussion on Writing with Stephen King

    Authors Stephen, Tabitha, and Owen King discussed their writing with Washington, D.C., area high school students. After all the authors read from their works they took questions from…

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    Book Discussion on The Words We Live By: The Constitution

    Ms. Monk talked about her book The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution, published by Hyperion. According to Ms. Monk, although the Constitution has…

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    The Supreme Court

    A panel discussion was held on the current U.S. Supreme Court to coincide with the release of the book The Supreme Court: A C-SPAN Book, Featuring the Justices in Their Own Words

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    Book Discussion on The Federalist Papers

    Mark Dimunation talked about The Federalist Papers. The collection of 85 essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were written in 1787-88 to encourage the states to ratify…

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    Book Discussion on The Fourth Part of the World

    Toby Lester talked about his book The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name (Free Press, November 3, 2009).…

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    Books That Shaped America

    Roberta Shaffer gave a tour of the Library of Congress exhibit, “Books That Shaped America.” The exhibit is of a list of 88 titles that influenced the nation. She talked…

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    Social and Cultural Impact of the Space Race

    Neil Maher spoke about his research on the history of the U.S.-Soviet space race of the 1960s and 1970s. He spoke about the geopolitical implications of the effort to be first in space, but…

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    Book Discussion on The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirstin Downey talked about her biography The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009).…

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    Book Discussion on Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War

    Thomas Allen presents a history of American Tories during the American Revolution, self-proclaimed Loyalists to the British crown. The author casts the revolution as a civil war that…

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    Book Discussion on The Lincoln Family Album

    Actors Liam Neeson and Holly Hunter portrayed Abraham and Mary Lincoln. The performance included the intimate letters and public speeches of the Lincolns together with photographs of…

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    Liljenquist Civil War Photographs

    Tom Liljenquist and his sons, Jason, Brandon, and Christian began collecting Civil War ambrotype and tintype photographs of ordinary soldiers in the mid-1990s. In 2010, the family donated…

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    Justice Blackmun on Roe v. Wade

    On June 20, 1995 Justice Blackmun. He spoke exclusively about his 1973 majority opinion, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion. This session was recorded without an interviewer.
    On…

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    Book Discussion on Master of the Senate

    Mr. Caro talked about his book, Master of the Senate, published by Knopf. In this third volume of his multi-volume biography, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Mr. Caro covered…

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    Book Discussion on Do You Speak American?

    Robert MacNeil talked about the book he co-wrote with William Cran, Do You Speak American?, published by Nan A. Talese. He talked about his life, personal experiences, the…

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    Book Discussion on John Adams

    Mr. McCullough, author of the book John Adams published by Simon and Schuster, delivered a speech entitled “The Enduring Examples of John and Abigail Adams” at the 201st…

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    Book Discussion on The World Is Flat

    Thomas Friedman talked about his book The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He discussed the successes and discontents…

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    Book Discussion on Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC

    John Muller talked about his book, Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia, in which he recounts the final eighteen years of Frederick Douglass' life spent at his…

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    James Bond and the CIA

    Christopher Moran explored the similarities between Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and the real world of the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA had long taken an interest in…

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    Book Discussion on King of the Lobby

    Kathryn Jacob, curator of manuscripts at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, recalls the political life of Sam Ward who during the mid-19th century was the most powerful…

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    Dorie and Joyce Ladner Oral History Interview

    Sisters Dorie and Joyce Ladner, who knew and worked with Medgar Evers, spoke about becoming civil rights activists as young women in the early 1960s. Dorie Ladner argued that they were…

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