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    World War II in Sicily and Italy

    Rick Atkinson talked about the significance the invasion of Sicily and the Italian campaign had on the eventual liberation of Europe during World War II. Mr. Atkinson detailed…

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    Book Discussion on The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a plan intended to produce a peaceful end to…

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    History of New York City’s Central Park

    Barry Lewis talked about the creation of New York City’s Central Park. He spoke about why the park was built, and the many different recreational sections, including the meadows,…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Character

    Lewis Lehrman talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s education and character. He described the 16th president as a man with less than a year of formal schooling, who…

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    The Civil War in 50 Objects, Part 2

    Eric Foner talked about artifacts featured in Harold Holzer’s book, The Civil War in 50 Objects, and drawn from the New-York Historical Society’s collection. Mr. Foner…

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    Book Discussion on Just Say Yes

    Bernard Schwartz, who grew up in Depression-era Brooklyn and later became the CEO of Loral Corporation, a defense electronics firm, talked about his book, Just Say Yes: What I’ve…

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    Harlem in the Early 20th Century

    Barry Lewis talked about the history of Harlem’s buildings and people. Founded as a 17th century Dutch outpost, Harlem was developed during the Reconstruction Era as a white…

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    Inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History

    The inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, worth $50,000, was awarded on March 17, 2014, in New York City. Finalists for the prize read selections from their books…

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    Roaring Twenties to the Crash of 1929

    Panelists, including financial editor James Grant and author Amity Shlaes, talked about the the decade following World War I. Throughout the 1920s, the U.S. stock market experienced a…

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    General Creighton Abrams

    Military historian and retired Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Sorley talked about his book Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His Times. He argued that Abrams is…

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    General Ulysses S. Grant

    Author and professor Jean Edward Smith talked about the military career of Ulysses S. Grant, from his entry into West Point through his service and leadership of Union forces in the Civil…

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    New York City During the Gilded Age

    Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about New York City during the Gilded Age. Mr. Lewis argued that there were two eras of the Gilded Age, the first beginning after the…

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    Book Discussion on The Founders at Home

    Historian Myron Magnet talked about his book, The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817, in which he recounts the personal and public lives of America’s founders…

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    Dutch Influence on New York

    Historian Russell Shorto, author of Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City, talked about how New York has been influenced by the Dutch, who originally colonized the…

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    Strategy and the Civil War

    Professor Donald Stoker talked about the strategy and tactics of Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. He spoke about the objectives of Union General George McClellan and…

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    Remembering General George Washington

    Edward Lengel talked about at General George Washington as a military commander, offering insights into his strengths and weaknesses. “The Saviour of Our Country: Remembering…

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    Union and Confederate Navies

    James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, in which he argues that the actions of both navies determined whether or not foreign…

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    Pacific War Turning Point

    Historians talked about the turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. Craig Symonds argued the Battle of Midway was the decisive engagement that shifted momentum in the…

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    History of New York City's Times Square and Coney Island

    Barry Lewis talked about the development of New York City’s Times Square and Coney Island. Mr. Lewis argued that these two entertainment centers served to break down the…

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    Strategic Communication in the American Revolution

    Marc Genest talked about the American Revolution as an insurgency campaign which was won by use of strategic communication and information operations. He also spoke about the…

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