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    Book Discussion on Hurricane from the Heavens

    Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt talked about their book, Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864, in which the look at the 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor…

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    Book Discussion on Whatever Happened to the Metric System

    John Bemelmans Marciano talked about his book, Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet, in which he discusses the reasons behind the U.S. choosing not to adopt…

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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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    Life of Milton Friedman

    Mark Skousen talked about the life of economist Milton Friedman and his contributions to the study of economics, especially his work to re-establish the American economy following World War…

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    Book Discussion on The People's Republic of Amnesia

    Louisa Lim spoke about her book, The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, in which she looks at the events of June 4, 1989, when soldiers from China’s…

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    Book Discussion on A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History

    Tim Grove talked about his book, A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History, in which he recalls his tour of American history sites and the historical objects that he…

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    Book Discussion on Dark Forces

    Kenneth Timmerman talked about his book, Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi, in which he argues that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was an Iranian…

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    Establishment of Religious Freedom in U.S.

    Thomas Buckley talked about the establishment of religious freedom in the U.S. Mr. Buckley focused on Virginia’s statute on religious freedom, authored by Thomas Jefferson, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Bully Pulpit

    Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke about her book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, in which she explores the technological and economic…

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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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    Life of Tom Horn

    Larry Ball talked the life and legacy of westerner Tom Horn, who lived from 1860 to 1903. Mr. Ball described Horn’s work as a gunman for the Pinkerton Detective Agency and…

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    Jimmy Carter at the Islamic Society of North America

    Former President Jimmy Carter delivered the Keynote address at the Islamic Society of North America’s Annual Convention. The Islamic Society of North America’s 51st Annual…

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    Book Discussion on Untangling the Mind

    David Theodore George talked about his book, Untangling the Mind: Why We Behave the Way We Do. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held August 30…

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    Book Discussion on The Future of the Mind

    Michio Kaku talked about his book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, in which he discusses the latest advances in brain science.  …

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    Book Discussion on The Sibley Guide to Birds

    David Sibley talked about his book, The Sibley Guide to Birds, a comprehensive guide to North American bird identification. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book…

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    Book Discussion on Stokely: A Life

    Peniel Joseph spoke about his book, Stokely: A Life, in which he examines the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. He spoke in the History and Biography…

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    Book Discussion on Roosevelt's Second Act

    Richard Moe spoke about his book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War, in which he recounts President Franklin Roosevelt’s decision to seek an…

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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…

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    Book Discussion on Sally Ride

    Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in which she recalls the life of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. She spoke in the Science…

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    Book Discussion on The Lost Khrushchev

    Nina Khrushcheva spoke about her book, The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, in which she chronicles the life of Leonid Khrushchev, her grandfather and the…

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