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    Panic at the Pump

    Meg Jacobs talked about her book Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s, in which she recalls the American energy crisis of the 1970s following OPEC’s decision to ban the export of oil to the United States in 1973. In her book, she argues that the embargo, which lasted a year, affected the nation’s physical and political infrastructure, as the government was slow to find solutions due to internal debates and ideological differences.

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    Panel Discussion on U.S. Naval History

    Dwight Hughes, author of A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, and Charles Neimeyer, author of War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay, 1813-1814, talked about U.S. Naval History. They spoke at the 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book, held on March 16-20, 2016, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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    U.S. Military and the Mekong River Delta

    Edward Marolda talked about U.S. military activity in the Mekong River delta during the Vietnam War. Mr. Marolda argued that U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Army were successful at limiting the enemy’s strength in the delta and preventing the enemy from transporting supplies. Mr. Marolda is the co-author of Combat at Close Quarters: Warfare on the Rivers and Canals of Vietnam.

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    Ardennes 1944

    Antony Beevor talked about his book, Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge, about one of the last World War II battles in the European theater, the Battle of the Bulge, which began on December 16, 1944. In his book, the author reports that over the course of six months the German attack on Allied forces in Belgium resulted in the participation of over 1,000,000 men and led to 200,000 causalities.

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    A Nation of Nations

    Tom Gjelten talked about his book A Nation of Nations, in which he speaks about the history and impact of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, also known as the Hart-Celler Act. In his book, he reports that the nation’s immigrant population tripled in the fifty years since the act’s passage. He spoke with Marcela Garcia.

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    Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project

    Former Senate colleagues, staff, and historians talked about senator Edward M. Kennedy’s (D-MA) legislative efforts for civil rights during his Senate career. This event took place at the opening ceremony for the completion of the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project. Prior to his death, Senator Kennedy recorded several interviews on his experiences in Government.