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    Writings of Halberstam and Sheehan

    From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Neil Sheehan and David Halberstam talked about their involvement in the Vietnam War. The two authors discussed the military…

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    Writings of Betty Friedan

    From the grounds of Smith College in Northampton, MA, guests talked about the history of the women’s rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s through the life and writings of Betty…

    1,671 views
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    Writings of James Baldwin

    From the library of DeWitt Clinton High School, guests examined racism in America and the rise of the civil rights movement through the life and writings of social critic James…

    2,636 views
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    Writings of Kirk and Buckley

    Set in Dutch Barn Library at Russell Kirk Center, the guests talked about the history of the modern conservative political movement in the U.S. through the life and writings of Russell Kirk…

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    Writings of Jack Kerouac

    From the Jack Kerouac Commemorative Park on Bridge Street in Lowell, MA, guests talked about the history of United States from the late 1940s through the early 1960s through the life and…

    1,613 views
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    Writings of Walter Lippmann

    From the Metropolitan Club on H Street the guests will discuss the early years of the Cold War, world politics, and presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Richard Nixon through the life and…

    2,012 views
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    Writings of Whittaker Chambers

    From the Chambers Farm in Maryland and from the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, the guests talked about the early period of the Cold War and the attraction Soviet Communism…

    1,087 views
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    Writings of Ernie Pyle

    Guests talked about the life and writings of Ernie Pyle and his view of the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on his reporting from the front lines in World War II. They read several from Here…

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    Writings of Ayn Rand

    From Sunset Boulevard and the Harmony Gold Theater, the guests talked about the political history of America and the world from the mid-1930s to post-World War II through the life and…

    2,535 views
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    Writings of William Faulkner

    From Rowan Oak, William Faulkner’s home, the guests talked about his life and his writings, focusing on the Yoknapatawpha County novels. A C-SPAN crew toured grounds and a few…

    4,214 views
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    Writings of John Steinbeck

    From the National Steinbeck Center the guests talked about John Steinbeck’s life, his writings, and the times in which he lived. They also responded to audience telephone calls…

    3,770 views
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    Writings of Ernest Hemingway

    From Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, Florida, the guests talked about his life and writings, and how the history of the 1920s and 1930s was characterized in his novels and short…

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    Writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Guests talked about the life, works and legacy of author F. Scott Fitzgerald in an effort to learn about the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties. "The Jazz Age," which F. Scott…

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    Writings of H.L. Mencken

    Guests examined the life and career of journalist H. L. Mencken. He became a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald and later joined the Baltimore Sun. He eventually became one of…

    1,247 views
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    Writings of Hughes and Hurston

    Guests examined the origins and impact of the Harlem Renaissance which lasted from the end of World War I through the middle of the Great Depression. During that time, a group of…

    2,322 views
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    Writings of Will Rogers

    The early 1920s brought on the beginnings of new media - phonograph records, newsreels, movies, syndicated newspaper features, radio and later silent and talking movies. As these media…

    645 views
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    Writings of Theodore Dreiser

    Guests examined the history of the Progressive Era, the publishing industry, and social reform through the writings of Theodore Dreiser. He wrote several works including Sister Carrie

    1,224 views
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    Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

    Guests talked about the history of the Progressive Era, westward expansion, conservation, and turn-of-the-century politics through the life and writings of Theodore…

    922 views
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    Writings of Upton Sinclair

    Guests talked about the history of the Progressive Era, the Industrial Revolution, and labor practices at the turn of the century through the Writings of Upton…

    3,626 views
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    Writings of Edith Wharton

    Guests examined the history of the Gilded Age through the writings of Edith Wharton, author of The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country and Ethan Frome. Wharton…

    1,427 views
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