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  • Political Biographies
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    Political Biographies

    The panel members discussed biography as history and the problems of writing about notable figures in American history. H.W. Brands, author of The First American: The Life and Times of Ben Franklin,…

  • White House in 1800 A Residence for the Public
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    White House in 1800: A Residence for the Public

    Following opening remarks, historians talked about the early history of the White House and the presidency. Among the topics they addressed were the election of 1800 and it relevance to…

  • History and Biography Panel
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    History and Biography Panel

    Panelists discussed writing biographies and history, focusing on the relationship between the two. Following prepared remarks, the panelists responded to questions and comments from the…

  • Joseph Ellis on John Adams
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    Passionate Sage: John Adams

    Mr. Ellis discussed the research behind his book, Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams, published by W.W. Norton and Company. Joseph Ellis describes President John Adams as the…

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    Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Frauds

    Mr. Hoffer talked about his book Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Frauds - American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellisles, Ellis, and Goodwin, published by PublicAffairs.…

  • emIn Search of Americaem
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    In Search of America

    Before an audience, the panelists talked about the founding, history, and future of the United States. Mr. Jennings moderated the panel. The panelists also responded to questions from the…

  • emFounding Brothers The Revolutionary Generationem
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    Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

    Professor Joseph Ellis talked about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, published by Knopf. The book examines the legacy of the American Revolution and the intertwined…

  • John Adams Memorial
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    John Adams Memorial

    Historians and lawmakers spoke to reporters about proposed legislation to establish a memorial to President John Adams. Following their remarks they answered questions from reporters.