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    After Words with James McPherson

    James McPherson talked about his book, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, in which he presents Confederate president Jefferson Davis as an astute military strategist…

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    Book Discussion on When Money Speaks

    Ronald K. L. Collins talked about his book, When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment, in which he looks at the Supreme Court’s ruling…

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    50th Anniversary of the Warren Commission

    James Swanson talked about the formation, goals, and legacy of the Warren Commission, which was established to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.…

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    Book Discussion on End of Days

    James Swanson talked about his book, End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which he recounts the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963.…

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    John F. Kennedy Remembered

    Dan Rather, James Swanson, and Douglas Brinkley talked about the news coverage and repercussions of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This event was hosted by The Henry…

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    Abusing Lincoln's Legacy

    Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the…

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    Book Discussion on The President Has Been Shot!

    James Swanson talked about his book, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which he details the assassination of the 35th president. He spoke at the…

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    Open Phones with James Swanson

    James Swanson talked about his book, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, and responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications. He was…

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    Book Discussion on Bloody Crimes

    James Swanson talked about his book Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse (William Morrow, 2010). He talked about the correspondences…

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    Book Discussion on Bloody Crimes

    James Swanson talked about his book Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse (William Morrow, 2010). He talked about the correspondences…

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    Famous Fugitives

    Authors talked about their books on famous fugitives. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Skip Hollandsworth moderated. The panelists were: Malcolm…

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    After Words with James Swanson

    In a continuation of his book, Manhunt, Lincoln historian James Swanson presents the chase for Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War and the 13-day funeral train that…

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    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln scholar James L. Swanson presented a dramatic retelling of the events of April 14, 1865, when assassin John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln while the president was…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln's Melancholy and Manhunt

    Joshua Wolf Shenk talked about his book Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Then James L. Swanson talked about his book, Manhunt: The…

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    2007-2008 Supreme Court Term Review, Part 2

    Journalists who cover the U.S. Supreme Court discussed the major cases from the 2007-2008 term. Topics included the death penalty, Guantanamo Bay detainees, and the District of…

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    Common Ground Book Party

    Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel talked about their book Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America, published that day by William Morrow. The book release party…

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    Book Discussion on Manhunt

    James Swanson talked about his book, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. He also responded to audience members' questions.

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    National Book Festival Gala Part 1

    A gala was held the evening before the National Book Festival which is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush. During this portion of…

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    After Words with Gabor Boritt

    Gabor Boritt talked about his book The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows, published by Simon and Schuster. The guest interviewer was James Swanson. Topics…

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    Book Discussion on Manhunt

    James Swanson talked about his book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, published by William Morrow. The book details the chase and eventual death of President…

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