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    Illinois Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    Mark Flotow’s book, In Their Letters, in Their Words: Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home, features the writings of 165 troops from Abraham Lincoln’s home state and covers the war from…

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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    Historian Mark DePue discussed the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima and the strategic importance of the island to both the American and Japanese forces during World War II. He recounted eyewitness…

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    Battle of Okinawa

    Okinawa was the last major battle of World War II and took place from April through June 1945. Historian Mark DePue detailed both the U.S. strategy in invading the island and the Japanese…

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    Life and Political Career of Abner Mikva

    Abner Mikva talked about his service in all three branches of the federal government and his experiences in state government. After serving ten years in the Illinois House of…

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