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    Q&A with Benjamin Ginsberg

    Professor Benjamin Ginsberg talked about his book, What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People.…

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    Q&A with Maya MacGuineas

    Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, talked about the federal budget process and what to expect from the new Congress and Trump administration.…

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    Q&A with Stephen Puleo

    Stephen Puleo talked about his book, American Treasures, which tells the story of the secret efforts to save and protect America’s founding documents during World War II.

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    Q&A with Robert Strauss

    Robert Strauss talked about Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents. One of the traits Mr. Strauss ascribed to the subject of his…

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    Q&A with Rosemary Stevens

    University of Pennsylvania professor emerita Rosemary Stevens talked about her book, A Time of Scandal: Charles R. Forbes, Warren G. Harding, and the Making of the Veterans Bureau.

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    Q&A with Ronald Shafer

    Ronald Shafer talked about The Carnival Campaign: How the Rollicking 1840 Campaign of “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” Changed Presidential Elections Forever. His book details Democratic President William Henry Harrison’s…

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    Q&A with Mark Danner

    Journalist Mark Danner, who lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, talked about his latest book, Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War, which looks at the 15-year U.S. war on…

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    Q&A with Brian Gruber

    Entrepreneur and travel writer Brian Gruber talked about his book, War: The Afterparty - A Global Walkabout Through a Half-Century of U.S. Military Interventions.

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    Q&A with Ronald White

    Ronald White, a historian and Huntington Library fellow, talked about his book, American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. He began the interview by reading his opening passage that describes…

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    Q&A with Edward Larson

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Pepperdine University Professor, Edward J. Larson. Prof. Larson talked about his book, George Washington, Nationalist.

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    Q&A with Okey Ndibe

    Okey Ndibe talked about his memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American. Among other topics he discussed his first name, his…

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    Q&A with Candice Millard

    Candice Millard talked about her book, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, in which she recalls the actions of future British Prime…

    659 views
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    Q&A with Larry Tye

    Author and former Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye talked about his book, Bobby Kennedy: Making of a Liberal Icon.

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    Q&A with J.D. Vance

    Author J.D. Vance talked about his memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, about growing up in a poor, white family that has its roots in Appalachia.

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    Q&A with Maureen Dowd

    Maureen Dowd, whose latest book is titled The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics, talked about her New York Times column, 2016 presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and…

    1,450 views
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    Q&A with John Podhoretz

    John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary Magazine and movie reviewer for The Weekly Standard talked about motion pictures and their impact on the political landscape. He also spoke about movies he has…

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    Q&A with Robert J. Samuelson

    Author and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson talked about his columns, as well as U.S. economic performance under President Obama

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    Q&A with James Traub

    James Traub talked about his book, John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit. Mr. Traub described the former president’s relationships with his parents, wife, and children; the extensive diary President…

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    Q&A with David Cay Johnston

    David Cay Johnston talked about this book The Making of Donald Trump, in which he takes a critical look at the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.

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    Q&A with Tom Fitton

    Tom Fitton talked about his book, Clean House: Exposing Our Government’s Secrets and Lies, about government controversies that occurred during the second term of the Obama administration,…

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