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  • emThe Cultural Cold Warem
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    The Cultural Cold War

    Frances Saunders talked about how the Central Intelligence Agency created the Congress for Cultural Freedom in 1947 as a secret program of cultural propaganda in Western Europe. The program…

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  • McCarthyism in America
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    McCarthyism in America

    On the anniversary of Senator McCarthy’s “Wheeling speech,” in which he accused Truman administration officials of being influenced by communists, panelists spoke about McCarthy’s legacy,…

    824 views
  • emDog Company Sixem
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    Dog Company Six

    Retired Marine Brigadier General Simmons talks about his book Dog Company Six, published by the Naval Institute Press.

    328 views
  • emThe Haunted Woodem
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    The Haunted Wood

    Allen Weinstein spoke about his book The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America--The Stalin Era, published by the Modern Library. He also responded to audience questions. Utilizing…

    220 views
  • emThats Not What We Meant To Do Reform and Its Unintended Consequencesem
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    That's Not What We Meant To Do: Reform and Its Unintended Consequences

    Dr. Gillon talked about his book That’s Not What We Meant To Do: Reform and Its Unintended Consequences in Twentieth-Century America, published by W.W. Norton and Company. He also answered…

    212 views
  • emAll the Daring of the Soldierem
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    All the Daring of the Soldier

    Elizabeth Leonard talked about her book All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies, published by W.W. Norton and Company. She also answered questions from the audience.…

    183 views
  • emShip of Miraclesem
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    Ship of Miracles

    Bill Gilbert talked about his book Ship of Miracles: 14,000 Lives and One Miraculous Voyage, published by Triumph Books. The book is the crew members' account of how the merchant ship…

    181 views
  • emAlmost Historyem
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    Almost History

    Roger Bruns talked about his book Almost History: Close Calls, Plan B’s, and Twists of Fate in America’s Past, published by Hyperion. The book is a collection of speeches, memos, and other…

    135 views
  • emMike Mansfield Majority Leaderem
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    Mike Mansfield, Majority Leader

    Mr. Valeo talked about his book, Mike Mansfield: Majority Leader, published by M.E. Sharp, Inc. Senator Mansfield served 15 years as majority leader of the U.S. Senate, and Mr. Valeo was…

    134 views
  • emMy War A Love Story in Letters and Drawingsem
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    My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings

    Tracy Sugarman talked about his book My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings, published by Random House. The book is compiled from the letters, drawings, and watercolors that Ensign…

    108 views
  • Presidential Reputations
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    Presidential Reputations

    Scholars discussed presidents of the 20th century, what lies in store for future presidents, and how historians will view them. The panel responded to questions from the audience.

    74 views