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    Life Portrait of John F. Kennedy

    In the thirty-fourth in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of John F. Kennedy. Among the issues they addressed were his childhood, his Navy career,…

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    Book Discussion on Lone Star Rising

    Mr. Dallek discussed his book Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times 1908-1960, which follows the president’s life from childhood to his vice presidency. A second…

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    Presidents Truman and Reagan and the Cold War

    Robert Dallek and James Mann talked about their books on Presidents Truman and Reagan. The two presidents bookend-ed The Cold War, which ended twenty years previously with fall of the…

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    Book Discussion on Camelot's Court

    Historian Robert Dallek talked about his book, Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House, in which he profiles President Kennedy’s team of advisors, which included his…

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    Q&A with Robert Dallek

    Robert Dallek, author of the historical narrative, Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House. He described his book as taking an inside look at the brain trust surrounding…

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    Book Discussion on The Lost Peace

    Robert Dallek examines the foreign policy decisions made by world leaders from the United States, China, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union following World War II. Mr. Dallek…

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    Book Discussion on An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

    Robert Dallek talked about his book An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917- 1963, published by Little, Brown and Company. The author described the extent of President…

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    Book Discussion on Harry S. Truman

    Historian Roberrt Dallek talked about his book Harry S. Truman: The 33rd President, 1945-1953, part of The American Presidents Series (Times Books; September 2, 2008). Mr. Dallek…

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    Release of Pentagon Papers

    Robert Dallek talked about some of the declassified Pentagon Papers that will be released on the 40th anniversary of leak of the original Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. Topics…

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    Q&A with Robert Dallek

    Robert Dallek was interviewed about his book Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, published by HarperCollins. He discussed the close, but uneasy, relationship between Secretary of…

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    American Leaders and the Issues of 1861

    The evening before the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter, historians spoke about leadership and the troubling issues of 1861. Edward Ayres projected some graphics as he talked…

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    Presidents, Politics and Power

    Moderated by Mr. Schieffer the panelists talked about how presidents use power. Topics included the constitutional separation of powers, the specific powers allowed the president…

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    The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

    Historians and authors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Massachusetts talked about President Kennedy’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death. Speakers…

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    President Harry Truman

    Robert Dallek talked about the political career and the Presidential tenure of Harry Truman. . He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. A clip of a President Truman…

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    Historical Perspectives on President Obama's First Year

    Presidential biographer Robert Dallek gave his perspective on President Obama’s first year in office. Starting from an analysis of the foreign policy challenges facing President…

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    The Character of President Johnson

    In the ninth of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50 years, Professor Dallek discussed the character and…

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    Book Discussion on Flawed Giant

    Robert Dalleck talked about the life and career of Lyndon Johnson from the time that he became vice president until his death in 1973. He emphasized the feelings of confusion and…

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    Lyndon Johnson 30 Years Later

    Biographers talked about their relationships with President Johnson and about some of the milestones in his presidency. They also talked about the historical significance of audio…

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    Rockefeller and Johnson Biographies

    Mr. Chernow discussed his book Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. which looks at the life of the first recorded American billionaire. The book also addresses the business…

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    President John F. Kennedy

    Mr. Dalleck talked about why President Kennedy’s memory is so powerful among Americans. He focused on how the powerful personality of Kennedy eclipsed many of his…

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