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    1940-41 Buildup of U.S. Army

    In September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than 200,000 men. Yet by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, this…

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    Authorisms

    Paul Dickson talked about his book, Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers, in which he looks at the creation of words by authors, including Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain,…

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    Words from the White House

    Paul Dickson talked about his book, Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America’s Presidents. The authors' collection includes Warren G. Harding’s “Founding Fathers,” invoked during…

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    The Bonus Army: An American Epic

    The authors talked about their book The Bonus Army: An American Epic, published by Walker and Company. They described the event in the summer of 1932, at the height of the Depression, when…

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    On This Spot

    Paul Dickson and Doug Evelyn talked about their book, On This Spot: Pinpointing the Past in Washington, D.C. (Vandamere Press; 4th ed., 2010). This historical guidebook celebrates the…

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    50th Anniversary of the Sputnik Launch

    On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik, the first satellite into outer space. A video clip was shown of a Universal newsreel from October 7, 1957, about Sputnik that…

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    The Bonus Army: An American Epic

    The authors were interviewed about their book The Bonus Army: An American Epic, published by Walker and Company. The book describes the event in the summer of 1932, at the height of the…

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    SPUTNIK: The Shock of the Century

    Mr. Dickson talked about his book, SPUTNIK: The Shock of the Century, published by Walker and Company. The book is an investigation of the world’s first man-made satellite launched by the…

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    Author Interview

    Author Paul Dickson spoke about his book, Sputnik: The Shock of the Century.

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    Presidents and Baseball

    Ahead of opening day, Co-Authors Paul Dickson and William Mead talked about their new book, Baseball-The President’s Game. They also took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail. Former…

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