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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…

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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…

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    Q&A with John Ferling

    Historian John Ferling talked about his book, Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe.

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    Q&A with Carl Cannon

    Carl Cannon talked about his book On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time, in which he tells stories about events in U.S. history that happened on…

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    Q&A with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, a selection of his speeches going back to 1989.

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    Q&A with Zbigniew Brzezinski

    Mr. Brzezinski recently wrote Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower, published by Basic Books. He talked about his book, his time in politics, and his…

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    Q&A with Brad Snyder

    Professor Brad Snyder talked about his book, The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism, about a group of intellectuals who met regularly in…

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    Generations: History of America's Future

    Authors Neil Howe and William Strauss discussed their book, Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. The book was about the effect of generational trends on history and American culture. The authors sorted…

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    Q&A with Thomas Sowell

    Thomas Sowell, who recently ended the syndicated column that he had for 25 years, talked about his life and career. He also talked about his love of photography, which he has been engaged…

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    Q&A with Nancy Isenberg

    Professor Nancy Isenberg talked about her book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, in which she examines the history of the class system in the United States.…

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    Q&A with Betty Koed

    U.S. Senate Historian Betty Koed talked about key moments in Senate history, as well as the work done by her office.

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    Q&A with Kurt Deion

    Kurt Deion talked about his visits to the graves of presidents and vice presidents. Among other topics he discussed his interest in U.S. history, and his experiences meeting former…

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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…

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    Q&A with Dick Lehr

    Dick Lehr talked about his book, The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War, about the 1915 movie of the same title. The film by…

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    Vindicating the Founders

    Professor West talked about his new book, Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class and Justice in the Origins of America, published by Rowman and Littlefield. In his book he proposes to contradict the many…

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    The Theme Is Freedom

    Mr. Evans, the author of The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics and the American Tradition, published by Regnery Publishing, talked about some of concepts found in his book. He said that common…

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    The Stevensons

    Professor Baker discussed her book, The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family, published by W.W. Norton and Company. In the book she traced the family history of Adlai Ewing Stevenson III,…

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    Rage for Fame: Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce

    Ms. Morris talked about her new book, Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce, published by Random House. Her book traces the life of Clare Boothe Luce from her birth to her…

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    Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage

    Mr. Wallace talked about his book Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage, published by Rugged Land. He discussed several notable events that he argues involved courageous decisions on the…

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    Q&A with David McCullough, Part One

    David McCullough talked about his newest book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. The book focuses on a group of Americans who spent time living in Paris between 1830 and 1900 to…

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