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    Nothing Like It in the World

    Stephen Ambrose talked about his book, Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869, published by Simon and Schuster. The book chronicles the…

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    Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Frauds

    Mr. Hoffer talked about his book Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Frauds - American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellisles, Ellis, and Goodwin, published by PublicAffairs.…

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    The Character of President Eisenhower

    In the second of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50 years, Mr. Ambrose spoke about the life and presidency of Dwight D.…

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    Undaunted Courage

    Professor Ambrose spoke about his new book Undaunted Courage: Merriweather Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West, which chronicles the journey of Lewis and Clark from…

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    In Depth with Stephen Ambrose

    Ambrose, a retired professor, talked about his life, his career as an historian, and his body of work. He also responded to audience comments and questions via telephone. He has written over 30…

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    Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals

    Mr. Ambrose talked about his book, Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals published by Simon and Schuster, about male intimacy and friendship. He also took audience calls, faxes,…

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    Praising and Appraising American Heroes

    Historian Stephen Ambrose and History Professor Patricia Limerick, University of Colorado at Boulder, debated about historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and…

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    U.S. and the Spanish-American War

    Mr. Ambrose spoke about how the Spanish-American War shaped U.S. foreign policy in the early twentieth century and the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Congress declared war on Spain on…

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    Lewis and Clark Journals

    Professor Stephen Ambrose, the author of "Undaunted Courage", spoke about Bernard DeVoto’s editing of the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the 1950s. This was part of a tribute…

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