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  • Challenges in Writing Presidential Biographies
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    Challenges in Writing Presidential Biographies

    Five historians who have written about U.S. presidents and the presidency discussed the challenges and importance of writing presidential biographies. This Society for Historians of…

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  • Nixon and Brezhnev
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    Nixon and Brezhnev

    This program focused on what motivated President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev during the period known as Détente. It was part of a conference convened by the University of…

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  • Washington Journal Jeremi Suri Discusses the Evolution of the Presidential Office
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    Jeremi Suri on the Evolution of the Presidential Office

    Professor Jeremi Suri talked about his book, The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. He spoke via video link from Austin, Texas.

    1,287 views
  • Ronald Reagan and Cold War Global Politics
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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Global Politics

    Historians talked about how the Reagan administration transformed global politics. They discussed global financial markets, oil markets, human rights, and cybersecurity against the backdrop of the Cold…

    436 views
  • Discussion on Melvin Laird and the US Military
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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the future. This event by…

    292 views
  • Discussion on America in the 1890s
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    America in the 1890s

    Professor Jeremi Suri talked about American expansion of power in the late nineteenth century and the beginning of a new American foreign policy. He described the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and the…

    1,498 views
  • Presidential Illness
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    Presidential Illness

    Panelists discussed the impact of presidential illness during the administrations of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson. This panel was part of the event “When Life…

    642 views
  • emLibertys Surest Guardianem
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    Liberty's Surest Guardian

    Jeremi Suri, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, spoke about his book, Liberty’s Surest Guardian.

    258 views
  • America in the 1980s
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    America in the 1980s

    A panel discussion was held on 1980s and it’s definition as a historical period. The decade defined by the presidency of Ronald Reagan became a critical moment for both the political right and left. Daniel…

    1,457 views
  • emHenry Kissinger and the American Centuryem
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    Henry Kissinger and the American Century

    Jeremi Suri talked about his book, Henry Kissinger and the American Century. He recounted events in Henry Kissinger’s life that shaped his thinking on foreign policy as National Security Adviser…

    509 views
  • emMelvin Laird in War Peace and Politicsem
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    Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics

    The panel talked about the life and career of Melvin Laird. After his election in 1968, President-Elect Nixon asked Wisconsin Congressman Melvin Laird to find him a secretary of defense.…

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