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    Q&A with Fred Kaplan

    Fred Kaplan, author of John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, talked about the sixth U.S. president and shared his experiences as a biographer of literary and political figures such as Gore…

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    Book Discussion on A Spy for the Union

    Corey Recko talked about his book A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster. Timothy Webster was a policeman and then a Pinkerton detective before becoming a spy for…

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    Book Discussion on Blood Feud: The Clintons vs.The Obamas

    Edward Klein talked about his book, Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas, which examines the sometimes rocky relationship between the political families. Topics included…

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    Book Discussion on The Second Amendment

    Michael Waldman talked about his book, The Second Amendment: A Biography, in which he contends that the single most misunderstood sentence in the Bill of Rights is the Second…

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    Book Discussion on Sundays at Eight

    Emmanuel Touhey discussed C-SPAN’s new book Sundays at Eight: 25 Years of Stories from C-SPAN’s Q&A and Booknotes.

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    Constitution and the Rise of Presidential Power

    Frank Buckley talked about his book, The Once & Future King: The Rise and Fall of Crown Government, which details the growth of executive branch power. Topics included his reasons for…

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    High-Frequency Trading

    Roben Farzad talked about the practice of high-frequency trading, which involves using advanced computer algorithms and ultra-high speed data networks to execute…

    551 views
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    Role of the First Lady

    Robert Watson, author of The Presidents' Wives: Reassessing the Office of First Lady, talked by video link from Boynton Beach, Florida, about how the role of the first lady has changed…

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    Book Discussion on What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

    Tevi Troy talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, in which he examines the popular culture that American…

    311 views
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    Book Discussion on Prohibition Gangsters

    Author and history professor Marc Mappen talked about his book, Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation about organized crime and its leaders during Prohibition in New…

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    Emergency Presidential Powers

    Chris Edelson talked about his book his new book, Emergency Presidential Power. In the book he examines how U.S. presidents have tested and pushed the limits of their emergency powers, from…

    1,217 views
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    2013 in Review with Hedrick Smith

    Hedrick Smith listed his picks for the top news stories of 2013. He cited income inequality as his top underreported story, which is the subject of his book, Who Stole the American Dream?,…

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    Book Discussion on The American Way of Poverty

    Sasha Abramsky talked by video link from Sacramento, California, about his book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, in which he examines the historical roots and…

    1,076 views
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    History of Immigration in the U.S.

    Michael Barone talked about his book, Shaping our Nation: How Surges in Migration Transformed America and its Politics, in which he puts the immigration debate in historical perspective…

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    Syria and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Shibley Telhami talked about Middle East reaction to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and U.S. foreign policy in the region, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    735 views
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    Q&A with George Packer

    George Packer talked about his historical narrative, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. He said the book traces the stories of three people over the preceding 20 years…

    1,442 views
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    Marriage and the Presidency

    Kati Marton spoke about the impact that a president’s marriage has on his term, and she also spoke at length about the role of first ladies. She focused on specific presidents…

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    President Obama's Second Term Agenda

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies on President Obama’s second term agenda and lessons learned during the 2012 campaign. The book…

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    Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

    Elizabeth Kneebone talked about her book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, which found that the vast majority of the poor in the U.S. live in the suburbs of major metropolitan areas,…

    600 views
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    Life in the White House

    Ken Walsh talked about his book, Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America’s Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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