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  • Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management
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    Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management

    Author H.W. Brands talks about President Andrew Jackson’s personal life, marriage, beliefs, temperament, path to office, and presidential crises. He also spoke about the crises that Andrew Jackson dealt with while…

  • Franklin D Roosevelt and Presidential Leadership
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Presidential Leadership

    H.W Brands talked about Franklin D. Roosevelt and presidential leadership. He spoke at the University of Oklahoma’s “Teach-In” on the Great Depression and World War II.

  • emAll the Great Prizesem and emThe Man Who Saved the Unionem
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    All the Great Prizes and The Man Who Saved the Union

    John Taliaferro, author of All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, From Lincoln to Roosevelt and H.W. Brands, author of The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses S Grant in War and Peace,…

  • 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books  Saturday
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    2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Saturday

    Book TV’s coverage of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held on the University of Southern California campus, included: Panel on American History 312116-2 Open Phones with Eric…

  • 2013 Texas Book Festival Saturday
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    2013 Texas Book Festival, Saturday

    The 2013 Texas Book Festival was held in Austin, Texas. C-SPAN’s BookTV aired live coverage of Saturday’s events. 11:00 George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America &…

  • Panel on American History
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    Panel on American History

    Authors talked about their books on American history, and also responded to questions from members of the audience. The panel was moderated by Los Angeles Times Editor at Large Jim Newton.…

  • emWilsonem
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    A. Scott Berg talked about his book, Wilson, in which he chronicles the life and work of the 28th President of the United States. He spoke with professor and author H.W. Brands at the 2013 Texas…