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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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    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…

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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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    American Revolution and the Fate of the British Empire

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy, author of The Men who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, talked about the role played by British military…

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    Book Discussion on Stalin

    Stephen Kotkin recounted the early life and political ascendancy of Joseph Stalin in his book, Stalin: Volume 1 - Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, the first of his planned three-volume…

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    Justice Breyer on the Magna Carta

    Justice Stephen Breyer spoke with David Rubenstein about the importance of Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They also talked about the document’s influence on American law.…

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    Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Ceremony

    British dignitaries, including Princess Anne and the British ambassador to the United States, commemorated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta at the ceremony for the Library of…

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    Book Discussion on How We Got to Now

    Steven Johnson talked about his book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, about the impact of six innovations - refrigeration, clocks, lenses, water purification,…

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    Book Discussion on Inventing Freedom

    Daniel Hannan, British Conservative Party member of the European Parliament, talked about his book, Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World, in which he…

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    Book Discussion on World Order

    Henry Kissinger talked about his book, World Order, in which he explores the possibility of achieving world order, something which he says has never been achieved…

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    Book Discussion on Thirteen Days in September

    Lawrence Wright talked about his book, Thirteen Days in September: Cater, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, in which he recounts the 1978 Camp David Accords, during which President Jimmy…

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    Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young…

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    Book Discussion on The Amazons

    Adrienne Mayor talked about her book The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, in which she combines classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific…

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    Book Discussion on 1177 B.C.

    Eric Cline talked about his book, 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held August 30 by the Library of…

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