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    America the Ingenious

    Novelist, historian, and journalist Kevin Baker discussed his book, America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World. In an online event hosted by the…

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    The First Tycoon

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf; April 21, 2009). In his book Mr. Stiles recounts the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who was central in…

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    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered

    Kevin Baker spoke with four descendants of garment workers employed at New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. They talked about the March 25, 1911 factory fire and about efforts to memorialize…

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    Barack Hoover Obama

    Kevin Baker talked about his July 2009 Harper’s Magazine cover story, Barack Hoover Obama: The Best and the Brightest Blow it Again. He responded to telephone calls and electronic correspondence. Mr.…

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    The Role of Fiction in History

    The panelists talked about historical fiction and explained how they approach writing such books. The authors talk about the relationship between historical facts and elements of fiction within…

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