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  • Panel Discussion on American History
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    Panel Discussion on American History

    Edward Larson, The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789; Scott Martelle, The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth; and Richard Reeves,…

  • Panel on American Biographies
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    Panel on American Biographies

    A panel discussion was held with some biographers of public figures. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Biographer A. Scott Berg moderated. “Biography: The American…

  • emPresident Nixon Alone in the White Houseem
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    President Nixon: Alone in the White House

    Richard Reeves talked about his biography, President Nixon: Alone in the White House, published by Simon and Schuster. The book covers the Nixon presidency, from his inauguration in January 1969 to his…

  • Presidential Tapes Journalist Perspective
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    Presidential Tapes: Journalist Perspective

    Journalists talked about presidential audiotapes and their perceptions of the significance of the presidential taping systems. Among the issues they addressed were covering the presidency…

  • Access to Presidential Records
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    Access to Presidential Records

    Historians talked about historical research of American presidents, public records and presidential papers, and the number and availability of documents. They also talked about efforts by…

  • Preserving  Historical Presidential Recordings
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    Preserving Historical Presidential Recordings

    Mr. Mankiewicz moderated a forum on the preservation of historic presidenntial audio and video material. During the program Mr. Valenti and Mr. Reeves commented on several audio and video…

  • Biography  Great American Lives
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    Biography: Great American Lives

    Moderated by Robert Weil, the panelists talked about writing biographies, research, and where they got their ideas. Blanche Wiesen Cook wrote, Eleanor Roosevelt, Vols. 1 and 2. Richard Reeves…

  • Patriotism and Dissent Panel
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    Patriotism and Dissent Panel

    A panel discussion on “Biography: Patriotism and Dissent” was moderated by Steve Wasserman. The panelists talked about how world leaders handled disagreement and dissent from their aides…

  • Presidency of John F Kennedy
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    Presidency of John F. Kennedy

    Mr. Reeves spoke about his book, “President Kennedy,” which is a detailed chronicle of the 1000-day presidency of John F. Kennedy based on a variety of personal and archival sources. It focuses…

  • emPresident Reagan  The Triumph of Imaginationem
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    President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination

    Richard Reeves talked about his book President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination, published by Simon and Schuster. In his latest book, presidential biographer Richard Reeves discussed the Ronald…

  • Presidential Tapes Personal Insights
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    Presidential Tapes: Personal Insights

    Authors spoke about presidential audiotapes and described their personal insights into the men who were president and the presidency. Mr. Reeves is the author of President Kennedy: Profile…

  • The Imperial Presidency
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    The Imperial Presidency

    Authors of books on modern U.S. Presidents discussed Chief Executives from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush in a forum titled “The Imperial Presidency.” Panelists included Mr. Reeves, author…

  • Foreign Policy and Presidential History
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    Foreign Policy and Presidential History

    Mr. Reeves and Mr. Beschloss, participating by remote connection from Boston, discussed U.S. presidents and U.S. foreign policy from 1960-1975, including how Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon dealt…

  • Presidential Records Access
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    Presidential Records Access

    Authors and historians testified about the release of official presidential papers, their use to academics and journalists, and recent decisions by the Bush administration to withhold…