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    Author Discussion on Presidential History

    Historians Harold Holzer, The Presidency vs. the Press, and Ted Widmer, Lincoln on the Verge discussed their books on presidential history. This program was part of the 20th annual National…

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    Lincoln on the Verge

    Historian Ted Widmer looked at the days leading up to Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration, which included a precarious trip to Washington and an assassination attempt. This was a virtual…

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    Q&A with Ted Widmer

    Ted Widmer, former adviser to President Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, talked about his biography of President Martin Van Buren.

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    Q&A with Ted Widmer

    Ted Widmer talked about the book he edited, Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy. The book contains audio CDs with 150 minutes of recorded conversations from the…

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    JFK's Legacy on Centennial of His Birth

    Edward Widmer and Fredrik Logevall reflected on President Kennedy’s legacy as the nation marked the centennial of his 1917 birth. John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Executive Director…

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    Jacqueline Kennedy

    In March 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy sat with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to record seven interviews totaling over eight hours of the first lady’s remembrances of her husband’s personal…

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    Listening In

    Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy and historian Ted Widmer talk about their multimedia book, Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy,…

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    Historians Perspectives of President Kennedy

    Ted Widmer moderated a discussion among historians about President John F. Kennedy and his place in the nation’s history. The panelists also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Panelists:…

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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' “American Presidents Series,” moderated a panel discussion of the lives of some of America’s lesser-known presidents. The panelists were…

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    Martin Van Buren

    Ted Widmer talked about his book Martin Van Buren, which is part of The American Presidents series published by Times Books. Mr. Widmer talked about Van Buren’s presidency, his reaction to the…

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    The War over American Ideals

    Panelists talked about the implications of the war on terrorism on America’s standing in the world and the credibility of the exportation of American ideals. They talked about the origin and creation…

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    Presidential Speechwriters

    Presidential speechwriters discussed the art of capturing the president’s voice, communicating his ideas, and inspiring the public. They shared memories of the presidents with whom they…

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    Assessment of the Clinton Presidency

    Historians and biographers participated in the concluding panel of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." They gave a historical…

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    Presidential Vacations

    Mr. Widmer talked about his article in George about the history of presidential vacations beginning with Theodore Roosevelt.

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