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  • emNo Ordinary Timeem
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    No Ordinary Time

    Doris Kearns Goodwin talked about her recently published book, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Home Front in World War II, published by Simon and Schuster, which focuses on…

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  • John Seigenthaler on emJames K Polkem
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    James K. Polk

    John Seigenthaler talked about his book, James K. Polk, published by Times Books. He described Polk as key to the U.S. westward expansion, and who carried forward the idea of Jacksonian…

    2,725 views
  • emFlu The Great Influenza Pandemicem
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    Flu: The Great Influenza Pandemic

    Gina Kolata discussed her book Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It, published by Farrar Straus and Giroux. The author pieced…

    6,066 views
  • emIn the Name of God The Khomeini Decadeem
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    In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade

    Formerly with the Sunday Times of London and stationed in the Middle East, foreign correspondent Robin Wright catalogues her experiences of Iran in her book In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade. Ms. Wright…

    1,354 views
  • emSpeaking Truth to Powerem
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    Speaking Truth to Power

    Professor Anita Hill talked about her book, Speaking Truth to Power, published by Doubleday. The title of the book refers to her attempt in 1991 to convince the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was…

    1,548 views
  • Conversation with Katharine Graham 1997
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    Personal History

    Ms. Graham talked about her new book, Personal History, published by Knopf. It is an autobiography which through her own stories deals with the history of the Washington Post, over which Ms.…

    6,099 views
  • emWarriors Dont Cryem
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    Warriors Don't Cry

    Melba Pattillo Beals discussed her book, Warriors Don’t Cry, which details her experiences as part of the first integrated class of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In her…

    10,483 views
  • emGenerations  History of Americas Futureem
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    Generations: History of America's Future

    The authors discussed their book, Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. The book is about the effect of generational trends on history and American culture. The authors sort Americans into 18 generations, and…

    2,518 views
  • emTouched By Fire  George Armstrong Custerem
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    Touched By Fire: George Armstrong Custer

    Ms. Barnett talked about her book, Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer, published by Henry Holt and Company. She talked about the military and…

    3,322 views
  • Hampton Sides on emGhost Soldiersem
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    Ghost Soldiers

    Mr. Sides talked about his book Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission, published by Doubleday. The book tells the story of 121 elite Army Rangers…

    5,580 views
  • emNixon Off the Recordem
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    Nixon Off the Record

    Monica Crowley talked about her book, Nixon off the Record, published by Random House. It is based on her recordings of conversations the former president had with her and others while she…

    2,391 views
  • emThe Turnem
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    The Turn

    Mr. Oberdorfer, author of The Turn: From the Cold War to a New Era, The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983- 1990, discussed the history of U.S.- Soviet relations, and how interaction…

    720 views
  • emThe American Revolutionem
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    The American Revolution

    Gordon Wood talked about his book The American Revolution: A History. The book is a synthesis of several treatments and approaches of the subject, offering a comprehensive account of the…

    5,558 views
  • Randall Kennedy on emNigger The Strange Career of a Troublesome Wordem
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    Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

    Professor Randall Kennedy talked about his book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, published by Pantheon Books. The book traces the word “nigger,” to identify how it has…

    3,158 views
  • emNorman Rockwell A Lifeem
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    Norman Rockwell: A Life

    Laura Claridge talked about her biography, Norman Rockwell: A Life, published by Random House. It is the first serious critical biography of the famous painter and illustrator of middle…

    1,818 views
  • Michael Oren on emSix Days of Warem
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    Six Days of War

    Mr. Oren spoke about his book, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East, published by Oxford University Press. The book discusses the Six Day War between Israel and…

    2,406 views
  • emSpeakerem
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    Speaker

    Representative Dennis Hastert (R-IL) talked about his autobiography, Speaker: Lessons from 40 Years in Coaching and Politics, published by Regnery Publishing. He described his careers in high…

    896 views
  • Linda Greenlaw on emThe Lobster Chroniclesem
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    The Lobster Chronicles

    Ms. Greenlaw spoke about her book, The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island, published by Hyperion. Sebastian Junger wrote about her experiences as a swordboat captain in his book, The…

    1,763 views
  • emPatton A Genius for Warem
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    Patton: A Genius for War

    Professor D’Este discussed his book, Patton: A Genius for War, published by Harper Collins. He said he was attempting to show how Patton’s early life affected his career as an Army general…

    2,794 views
  • Susan Eisenhower on emBreaking Freeem
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    Breaking Free

    Ms. Eisenhower discussed her book, Breaking Free: A Memoir of Love and Revolution, published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux. The book is the story of her love affair and eventual marriage to a member…

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