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  • emThe Last Campaign  How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Electionem
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    The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election

    Zachery Karabell discussed his book The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election, published by Alfred Knopf. The book details the last election before television changed the…

  • Global Crisis Points
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    Global Crisis Points

    The panelists talked about historical crises and the decision making processes of leaders in response to them. Patricia Goldstone wrote Aaronsohn’s Maps: The Untold Story of the Man Who…

  • Religion and Culture Panel
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    Religion and Culture Panel

    The panelists, moderated by Thane Rosenbaum, debated the topic, “Religion and Culture: Do They Mix?” They also talked about their books on opposing sides of the religion and culture…

  • emPeace Be upon Youem
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    Peace Be upon You

    Zachary Karabell talked about his book Peace Be upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence, published by Knopf. Mr. Karabell traces the historical instances of…

  • The Imperial Presidency
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    The Imperial Presidency

    Authors of books on modern U.S. Presidents discussed Chief Executives from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush in a forum titled “The Imperial Presidency.” Panelists included Mr. Reeves, author…

  • Search for Historical Truth
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    Search for Historical Truth

    Authors and historians discussed differing perceptions of historical truth, and some of the problems and challenges associated with the identification of truth in the study of history. They…

  • News Review
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    News Review

    Participants talked about the impact of September 11 terrorist attacks. They also reviewed the news of the day, books and other topics. All of the guests contributed chapters to Booknotes:…

  • emA Visionary Nationem
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    A Visionary Nation

    Mr. Karabell talked about his book, A Visionary Nation: Four Centuries of American Dreams and What Lies Ahead, published by HarperCollins. The book is about the cyclical nature of visions and promises…

  • emWhats College Forem
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    What's College For?

    Mr. Karabell talked about his 1998 book, What’s College For?: The Struggle to Define American Education, published by Harpercollins. The book describes his view that higher education has…