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  • Presidential Leadership Lessons from History
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    Presidential Leadership Lessons from History

    Historians Jay Winik and Doris Kearns Goodwin discussed the qualities of character that they believe are essential for presidential leadership in challenging times. Much of the discussion with…

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  • Reflections on US Entry into World War I
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    Reflections on U.S. Entry into World War I

    Historians talked about what motivated the United States to declare war on Germany in 1917. They also spoke about how U.S. diplomacy was transformed after World War I and the legacy of the…

    407 views
  • Jay Winik on em1944em
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    1944

    Jay Winik talked about his book 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History, in which he examines the political and military decisions that faced President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944. He…

    1,937 views
  • emThe Idea of Americaem
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    The Idea of America

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood presented a series of essays that examines the underpinnings of the American Revolution. Mr. Wood explored the origins of American…

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  • Race and Reconciliation in America  Part 1
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    Race and Reconciliation in America, Part 1

    Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and his wife, playwright Janet Langhart Cohen, hosted a conference at the National Press Club on “Race and Reconciliation in America.” They are the…

    1,020 views
  • The Price of Union Revisiting the Civil War
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    The Price of Union: Revisiting the Civil War

    A panel of authors discussed their books about the U.S. Civil War. Professor Cooper wrote Jefferson Davis, American: A Biography, published by Knopf. Professor Foner wrote The Story of American…

    278 views
  • emApril 1865 The Month That Saved Americaem
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    April 1865: The Month That Saved America

    Jay Winik talked about his book, April 1865: The Month That Saved America, published by HarperCollins. The book chronicles the last thirty days of the U.S. Civil War, a chaotic period that…

    3,080 views
  • The Reagan Legacy White House Years
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    The Reagan Legacy: White House Years

    Panelists discussed the President Reagan’s leadership abilities. They analyzed how he possessed both the motive, passion and spontanaiety to show leadership in the smallest and largest…

    113 views
  • emThe Great Upheavalem
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    The Great Upheaval

    Jay Winik talked about his new book, The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800, published by Harper. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. At the beginning…

    390 views
  • Booknotes Roundtable  US in Wartime
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    Booknotes Roundtable: U.S. in Wartime

    A roundtable discussion about the U.S. in wartime was held with authors featured in the anthology, edited by Brian Lamb, Booknotes on American Character: People, Politics, and Conflict in…

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  • Lincoln Forum Symposium Keynote Address
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    Lincoln Forum Symposium Keynote Address

    The Lincoln Forum’s 2005 The Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement was presented to John McClarey and Frank J. Williams. John McClarey is the sculptor who created the statuette for the award,…

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  • America at War
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    America at War

    Mr. Winik talked about at the current conflict with Iraq, comparing it to previous American wars. He also responded to viewer comments and questions. Mr. Winik is the author of April 1865:…

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  • 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…

    202 views
  • emApril 1865 The Month That Saved Americaem
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    April 1865: The Month That Saved America

    Mr. Winik talked about his book April 1865: The Month That Saved America, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Winik offers a new perspective on the occurrences that led to the end of the Civil…

    300 views
  • Author Interview
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    Author Interview

    Mr. Winik talked about his book, April 1865: The Month That Saved America.

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