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    Keynote Address by Robert Caro

    Award-winning author Robert Caro, best known for his multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, reflected on his life and writing career. This program was part of the Robert Caro Symposium…

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    Discussion on History and Story Telling

    How important is storytelling in writing history? A selection of members from the book and publishing world weighed in on the question. The speakers included author and New Yorker staff writer…

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    Bob Woodward on History and Disinformation

    Washington Post reporter and author Bob Woodward offered his thoughts on the importance of history to combat disinformation. He was joined by historian Douglas Brinkley. This program was…

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    The Words That Made Us

    Yale University Law and Political Science Professor Akhil Reed Amar recounted the biggest questions and concerns that American citizens had regarding the Constitution after it was ratified.…

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    War

    Historian Margaret MacMillan looked at how military conflict has impacted our lives. This was a virtual event hosted by the New York Historical Society.

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    Lady Bird Johnson

    Julia Sweig looked at the life of Lady Bird Johnson using the former first lady’s extensive diaries and audio recordings. This was a virtual event hosted by the New York Historical Society.

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    Lincoln, Douglass, and Emancipation

    Historians Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford and David Blight talked about the views of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass on emancipating those held in slavery. They tracked their…

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    Robert E. Lee and Me

    Ty Seidule, a retired brigadier general and history professor emeritus at West Point, explored the legacy of the Confederacy and its impact today. He was joined in conversation by retired…

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    The Chief

    Legal analyst and Supreme Court biographer Joan Biskupic talked about her book, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. She was joined in conversation by…

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    Give Me Liberty

    Historian Richard Brookhiser talked about his book, Give Me Liberty: A History of America’s Exceptional Idea, in which he provided a history of America through 13 documents, including the…

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    Hope and History

    Ambassador Willam vanden Heuvel talked about his book, Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times, on his life and career in public service. He spoke with his daughter, Nation Magazine…

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    1939 New York City Nazi Rally

    The New-York Historical Society showed, “A Night at the Garden,” a seven-minute Academy-Award nominated film showing parts of a 1939 Nazi rally at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.…

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    Abraham Lincoln Remembered

    Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer gave an illustrated talk at the New-York Historical Society about the monuments created to the 16th president and what they say about how he is…

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    The War Before the War

    Andrew Delbanco, American studies professor at Columbia University, recounted the political and moral divisions that separated the United States in the lead-up to the Civil War. He was…

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    Woodrow Wilson's Life and Politics

    Historians Douglas Brinkley, Patricia O’Toole, and Sean Wilentz talked about Woodrow Wilson, including the 28th president’s time at Princeton University, as well as his family, intellectual…

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    The Soul of America

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham explored critical moments in American history and how they relate to today’s political and social landscape. He was joined in conversation by…

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    The Road Not Taken

    Military historian Max Boot examined the impact that CIA officer Edward Lansdale had on American foreign policy and counterinsurgency tactics during the Vietnam War and in later military…

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    The Education of Eva

    Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, talked about her book, The Education of Eva, about her work in education. She spoke with Louise Mirrer.

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    Revolution Song

    Russell Shorto talked about his book Revolution Song, in which he looks at America’s founding through the lives of six people, including a cobbler-cum-politician, a freed slave, the…

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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Relationship With Her Father

    Eric Burns talked about his book, Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life. The future first lady’s father was Elliott, Theodore…

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