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    Q&A with Scott Christianson

    Scott Christianson talked about his book, 100 Documents that Changed the World: From the Magna Carta to Wikileaks.

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    Book Discussion on Operation Long Jump

    Bill Yenne talked about his book, Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Greatest Assassination Plot in History, about the Nazi plot to assassinate Roosevelt, Stalin,…

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    Book Discussion on 1932

    David Pietrusza talked about his book 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR-Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny, in which he examines the events that marked presidential races…

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    Interview on 1932

    David Pietrusza talked about his book, 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR-Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club…

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    Caribbean Sugar and the British Colonies

    Professor Robert Paulett talked about Caribbean sugar and its role in the development of Britain’s Atlantic colonies, especially in regards to ideas of race and slavery in the 1600s.…

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    Book Discussion on Magna Carta

    Dan Jones, author of Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty, talked about the creation of the Magna Carta and its impact on democratic principles, including the language used in the U.S.…

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    Slave Wrecks Project Interview

    Lonnie Bunch and Paul Gardullo talked about the Smithsonian’s participation in a global consortium called the Slave Wrecks Project. They spoke about the discovery of a slave ship…

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    Q&A with Jay Nordlinger

    Jay Nordlinger talked about his book, Children of Monsters, in which he looks at the lives of the children of 20 dictators, including Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Mao, Idi Amin, and…

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    Universal Newsreel October 24, 1967

    This Universal Newsreel from October 24, 1967, showed scenes of news stories including anti-war protests in front of the Pentagon, a new jet airliner in Germany, a meeting between leaders…

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    Book Discussion on Bad Days in History

    Michael Farquhar talked about his book, Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year, about the most disastrous or outrageous…

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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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    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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    Magna Carta and the Constitution

    Panelists talked about the influence of Magna Carta on American constitutionalism, including its place in the charters of the American colonies, its impact on the era of the Founding…

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    Magna Carta Legal Heritage

    Baroness Brenda Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, delivered the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual lecture. The topic was the shared legal…

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    Governor Pete Ricketts on Nebraska

    Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) talked about the history and politics of the state. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour”…

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    Open Phones with Chris Hedges

    Chris Hedges talked about his book Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt, in which he discusses the causes of revolution and resistances by looking at stories of rebels from…

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    Book Discussion on Wages of Rebellion

    Chris Hedges talked about his book Wages of Rebellion, in which he looks at stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history to illuminate the causes of revolution and…

    1,357 views
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    Panel Discussion on Biographies of World Leaders

    A. Scott Berg, Wilson; Kirstin Downey, Isabella: The Warrior Queen; and Stephen Kotkin, Stalin: Volume I - Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, talked about their biographies of world leaders. The…

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    Book Discussion on Coined

    Kabir Sehgal talked about his book, Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us, about the origins of money around the world and the role it has played throughout human…

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    Book Discussion on The Birth of Politics

    Professor Melissa Lane talked about her book, The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter, in which she looks at the contributions of the Greeks and…

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