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    Book Discussion on Shores of Knowledge

    Joyce Appleby talked about her book, Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination, in which she looks at the impact of explorers during the Age of Discovery on…

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    Sunni-Shiite Conflict in Iraq

    Shibley Telhami talked about the history of Islamic sects in Iraq. Topics included the differences between Sunnis, Shias, and Kurd. He also discussed the history of sharia law and…

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    Book Discussion on Churchill's First War

    Con Coughlin, defense editor of the Daily Telegraph, talked about his book, Churchill’s First War: Young Winston at War with the Afghans, in which he recounts Winston…

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    Leon Aron on Ancient Times to the Modern Olympic Games

    American Enterprise Institute Russian Studies Director, Leon Aron, talked about the intersection of politics and the Olympics games from ancient times to the modern Olympic Games. He…

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    Imperial Presidencies

    Journalist and historian David Andelman talked about the history of the “imperial” presidency and the changes in power for democratic leaders around the world. He responded…

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    Book Discussion on Heretics and Heroes

    Thomas Cahill talked about his book, Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World, in which he discusses the developments in Western thought…

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    The Pauline Epistles

    Curator Peggy Daub talked about one of Michigan’s most famous papyri, a 3rd century codex, written in Greek and found in Egypt, containing the Letters of St. Paul. Known to…

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    Waldseemuller's Map of America

    Panelists talked about a map made in 1507 by German mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller. It is considered one of the world’s rarest maps and believed to be the first map to name…

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    Book Discussion on Children of the Days

    Eduardo Galeano talked about his book on world history, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History, in which he writes about different historical events that happened on each day of…

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    After Words with Christian Caryl

    Christian Caryl talked about his book, Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, in which he argues that a secular, left-leaning consensus developed across the western world…

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    Book Discussion on The Measure of Civilization

    Ian Morris looks at the development of civilizations over the past 15,000 years and uses current measures for human development to explain why the center of advancement moved from the East…

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    Q&A with Michael Hill

    Michael Hill talked about his book Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America’s Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris. The private diary entries and…

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    Book Discussion on The Virgin Warrior

    Author Larissa J. Taylor talked about her book The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities…

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    Book Discussion on The Revenge of Geography

    Robert Kaplan, the chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, discussed the role that geography has played in shaping world events and talked about the role it will play in the future. He…

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    Q & A with Andrew Nagorski

    Andrew Nagorski spoke about his historical narrative Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power which told stories of American journalists and diplomats who were in Berlin…

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    Architecture and History

    Next on American History TV, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough on architecture and history. He talks about the influence of European culture on architects and architecture…

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    Book Discussion on Atlantic Fever

    Joe Jackson recounts the fourteen aviators who partook in the $25,000 contest to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic in 1927. The event, sponsored by hotelier Raymond Orteig,…

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    Book Discussion on Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power

    Next on American History TV, author Andrew Nagorski discusses his book, Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power. This book highlights American life in Germany during the…

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    Book Discussion on The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King

    Rich Cohen talked about his book, The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King. It is a biography of Samuel Zemurray, who rose from poverty to become head…

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    Book Discussion on Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic: A Centennial Reappraisal

    The Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. Of those onboard, 1,496 perished and 712 were saved. To mark this centennial…

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