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    Energy

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes provided a 500 year history of energy; from the use of wood to coal and later oil, as well as today’s development of renewable energy sources.

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    Hell and Good Company

    Richard Rhodes talked about his book Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made, in which he tells the story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 3

    A panel discussion was held on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on the arms race and efforts to…

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    The Twilight of the Bombs

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes examines nuclear weapons holdings and the prospects for nuclear disarmament in the post-Cold War age. The author examines how the last twenty…

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    The Twilight of the Bombs

    Richard Rhodes talked about his book The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons (Knopf, 2010). He was interviewed at…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 1

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on foreign policy decision-making during the…

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    A Millennial Transformation

    Senator Bingaman and Mr. Beckner gave the opening remarks for the Manhattan Symposium. The morning session of the symposium focused on how the project got started. Mr. Rhodes spoke about his…

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    Arsenals of Folly

    Richard Rhodes talked about his book, Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race, published in October by Alfred A. Knopf. In his book he describes the people and events that…

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    Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    At a conference on nuclear non-proliferation issues hosted by the Carnegie Endowment and broadcast by National Public Radio, two panels of experts discussed current nuclear threats to…

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    John James Audubon

    Richard Rhodes was interviewed onstage by Owen Youngman about his 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, John James Audubon: The Making of an American, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The illegitimate…

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    Writing About Science

    A panel of science writers talked about their interest in science, the probability that science will lead us to a hopeful future, and the politicization of science by the government. Mr. Duncan…

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    Nuclear Nonproliferation and Historians Panel

    Ambassador Fahmy, Secretary Bodman, and Ms. Giannella addressed a day-long conference on nuclear non-proliferation issues. They talked about the threats to international security posed by nuclear and…

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    In Depth with Richard Rhodes

    Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 18 books, talked about his body of work, his life and career, and about the art of writing. He also responded to viewer comments and…

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    Hiroshima 60th Anniversary

    Participating by video feed, Mr. Rhodes spoke about the 60th anniversary of the world’s first atomic attack on the city of Hiroshima. He discussed the debate that rages to this day as to…

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    Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farmer

    Booknotes spoke with author Richard Rhodes on his book: “Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farmer.”

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    John James Audubon

    Mr. Rhodes talked about his biography John James Audubon: The Making of an American, published by Alfred A. Knopf, which explained the art and life of the naturalist and artist. Mr. Rhodes also…

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    Lessons for the Twenty-first Century

    Panelists spoke about lessons learned that could be applied to the 21st century, and they answered questions from the audience. The Manhattan Project was a top-secret attempt during World War II…

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    Nuclear Power and Energy Strategy

    Witnesses testified about the state of the nuclear power industry, the current energy crisis, and potential development of nuclear power to meet future energy demands. Among the issues they…

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    The Art of Writing

    Authors Mr. Aikman, Mr. Williams, Mr. Rhodes, and Ms. Didion talked about their favorite non-fiction and fiction books of the past year. They also responded to audience phone calls, faxes,…

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