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    Book Discussion on A Call to Arms

    Maury Klein talked about his book, A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II, in which he recounts the creation of the American arsenal during World War II. In his book, the…

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    Book Discussion on The Secret Rescue

    Cate Lineberry talked about her book, The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines, in which she recounts the emergency landing of a military transport…

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    Book Discussion on Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

    Richard Beeman talked about his book, Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, in which he explores the political and social landscape of the United States between the meeting of the…

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    Book Discussion on Into Dust and Fire

    Rachel Cox recounted the decision by five men, including her Uncle Rob Cox, to leave their Ivy League schools and join the British Army in the spring of 1941, six months prior to Pearl…

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    Book Discussion on Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President

    Winston Groom recounts the life and political career of Ronald Reagan, America’s 40th president. The author explores President Reagan’s childhood, his radio and acting…

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    Book Discussion on Ethan Allen: His Life and Times

    Willard Sterne Randall, retired history professor at Champlain College, recounted the life of American Revolutionary War figure, Ethan Allen. The leader of the Green Mountain Boys,…

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    Book Discussion on The Last Gunfight

    Jeff Guinn presented a history of the “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,” which occurred on October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona. The author, with access to newly available…

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    Book Discussion on Pox: An American History

    Michael Willrich examined the smallpox epidemic in America in the early 1900s. The author detailed the government’s initiatives to deter the spread of the disease by requiring…

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    Book Discussion on The Essential American

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman presents her thoughts on the historical documents that she believes every American should read. The list ranges from the Declaration of Independence and U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked A Revolution

    Harlow Unger presented a history of the Boston Tea Party, which occurred on December 16, 1773. The author reports that the demonstration against the British collection of import duties was…

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    Book Discussion on Smoking Typewriters

    Historian John McMillian recounts the underground newspapers of the 1960s and their affect on the political movements of their time. The author profiles many of the publications,…

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    Book Discussion on A Secret Gift

    Ted Gup talked about his grandfather, Sam Stone, and the anonymous $5 checks he gave to 150 residents of Canton, Ohio, just before Christmas 1933, during the height of the Great…

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    Book Discussion on The Killing of Crazy Horse

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Powers, recounts the controversial death of Native American leader, Crazy Horse, who died September 5, 1877, while in the custody of federal…

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    Book Discussion on Lion of Liberty

    Harlow Unger recounts the life of Patrick Henry, known for his declaration, “give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry was an early advocate of the the decision to…

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    Book Discussion on The Women Jefferson Loved

    Virginia Scharff recalls the women who influenced President Thomas Jefferson. Ms. Scharff describes how these women affected his private and public worlds, from his mother, wife,…

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    Book Discussion on Ratification

    Pauline Maier presents a history of the ratification process of the U.S. Constitution. Ms. Maier recounts the year-long debates that took place throughout the country following…

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    Book Discussion on My Thoughts Be Bloody

    Nora Titone recounts John Wilkes Booth’s family background and specifically examines the relationship between John and his older brother, Edwin Booth. Born to British actor,…

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    Book Discussion on Dupes

    Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, contends that numerous progressives have assisted America’s adversaries. The author examines connections to the…

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    Book Discussion on The High Tide of American Conservatism

    Garland Tucker, III, talked about the 1924 presidential election between John Davis and Calvin Coolidge, the last time that both parties fielded conservative candidates. He responded…

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    Book Discussion on God of Liberty

    Thomas Kidd recounts the role religion played in the American Revolution. Professor Kidd contends that it was the belief in the right to worship freely that brought the colonists…

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