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    Chinese Victory Day Commemoration

    Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at a military parade in Beijing commemorating the end of World War II. He spoke about the mission of the Chinese military and pledged to cut the army…

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    Former Secretary Chuck Hagel at the American Legion Convention

    Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center after being awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He…

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    Direction of the Country

    Quinnipiac University Assistant Poll Director Peter Brown reported by telephone about a national poll released the previous day by the university showing 71 percent of Americans were…

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    Book Discussion on American Mojo

    Peter Kiernan talked about his book American Mojo: Lost and Found: Restoring our Middle Class Before the World Blows By, in which he talks about the history of the American middle class,…

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    Book Discussion on The Guardians

    Professor Susan Pedersen talked about her book The Guardians, in which she recalls the internal debates at the Paris Peace Conference following World War I and the creation of the League of…

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    French Experience During the American Revolution

    Rachel Jirka talked about the experiences of the French army during the American Revolution. She presented evidence from two manuscript narratives of French soldiers who marched from…

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    Robert Service Conversation with George Shultz

    Historian Robert Service spoke with former Secretary of State George Shultz about the final years of the Cold War. Mr. Shultz served in the Reagan administration from 1982-1989.…

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    Truman and the Pacific War

    Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He spoke about the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and…

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    Book Discussion on The End of the Cold War

    Robert Service talked about his book The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991, in which he looks at the final years of the Cold War from both the U.S. and Soviet perspectives.

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    James Monroe and Foreign Policy

    Cassandra Good talked about James Monroe’s works as a diplomat in Europe and his international policies as president. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American…

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    Baquet Family on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Three brothers, Wayne, Dean, and Terry Baquet, told their stories of Hurricane Katrina. “Story of a Family: The Baquets” was part of the day-long event, “New Orleans: 10…

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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the…

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    Book Discussion on Last to Die

    Stephen Harding talked about his book, Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II, about U.S. Army Air Forces Sergeant Anthony J.…

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    Q&A with Kurt Deion

    Kurt Deion talked about his visits to the graves of presidents and vice presidents. Among other topics he discussed his interest in U.S. history, and his experiences meeting former…

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    Book Discussion on Shattered Consensus

    James Piereson talked about his book Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order, in which he looks at how America can return to its historical path…

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    Wargaming and the Pacific War

    Norman Friedman talked about how wargaming, or military strategy games and exercises, at the U.S. Naval War College contributed to Allied success in the Pacific at the end of World War II.…

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    Japanese Surrender on the USS Missouri

    Captain Robert Kaufman (Retired) recalled his World War II experiences, including his eyewitness account of the formal Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.…

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    Panel Discussion on the Civil War

    Michael Ballard, author of The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles; Timothy Smith, author of Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front; Thomas Parson, author of Work…

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    New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

    Andrew Dolkart talked about the 50-year history of New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, which was created in 1965 to protect the places of cultural, social, political,…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil Rights History

    Panelists talked about the history of civil rights in America. The panel was moderated by Robby Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American…

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