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  • Humor in the White House
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    Humor in the White House

    Historian H.W. Brands talked about humor in the White House and the role it plays in presidential politics. From George Washington to Donald Trump, he considered how funny American chief…

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  • HW Brands on US Entry into World War II
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    H.W. Brands on U.S. Entry into World War II

    Historian H.W. Brands recounted the American entry into World War II. He spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

    715 views
  • Henry Clay John C Calhoun and Daniel Webster
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    Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster

    Author H.W. Brands discussed 19th century political figures Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster. He explained why the three statesmen were critical to American politics between…

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  • Author Discussion on Presidential Elections
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    Author Discussion on Presidential Elections

    A discussion on U.S. presidential elections from the 2018 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California, which featured Karl Rove and historians H.W. Brands and Douglas Brinkley.

    545 views
  • Historians and Journalists Discuss the Trump Presidency
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    Donald Trump and the Presidency

    Historians and journalists compared President Trump’s first year in office to his predecessors and talked about the future of the presidency. The discussion took place at the annual Texas…

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  • Harry Trumans Political Relationships
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    Harry Truman's Political Relationships

    Historians discussed President Harry Truman’s leadership and how he interacted with three prominent Texas politicians, John Nance Garner, Sam Rayburn, and Lyndon B. Johnson. To celebrate…

    690 views
  • HW Brands Discusses emThe General vs the Presidentem
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    The General vs. the President

    H.W. Brands talked about his book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, in which he examines the contentious relationship between President Harry…

    1,415 views
  • Panel Discussion on Ronald Reagan
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    Panel Discussion on Ronald Reagan

    H.W. Brands, author of Reagan: The Life and Thomas Mallon, author of Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years, talked about their books on Ronald Reagan. “Reagan: A Life in Fact and Fiction”…

    552 views
  • Vietnam War Commanders in Chief
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    Vietnam War Commanders in Chief

    Former presidential aides discussed the roles of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War era. They were joined by historian to explore the foreign policy of each president as well as the…

    524 views
  • HW Brands on emReaganem
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    Reagan

    H.W. Brands talked about his book, Reagan: The Life. He spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the 20th annual Texas Book Festival. The festival was held from October 17-18, 2015, at the…

    591 views
  • HW Brands on emReaganem
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    Reagan

    H.W. Brands talked about his book Reagan: A Life, in which he recounts the life and political career of America’s 40th president.

    1,078 views
  • emWhen Things Went Rightem and emLandslideem
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    When Things Went Right and Landslide

    Chase Untermeyer, author of When Things Went Right: The Dawn of the Reagan-Bush Administration, and Jonathan Darman, author of Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America,…

    316 views
  • Panel Discussion on World War I
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    Panel Discussion on World War I

    H.W. Brands, Tom Palmer, Jon Utley, and John Browne talked about World War I. “World War I: The War to End All Wars” was a panel at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July…

    647 views
  • Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management
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    Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management

    Author H.W. Brands talks about President Andrew Jackson’s personal life, marriage, beliefs, temperament, path to office, and presidential crises. He also spoke about the crises that Andrew Jackson dealt with while…

    1,980 views
  • emAll the Great Prizesem and emThe Man Who Saved the Unionem
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    All the Great Prizes and The Man Who Saved the Union

    John Taliaferro, author of All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, From Lincoln to Roosevelt and H.W. Brands, author of The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses S Grant in War and Peace,…

    490 views
  • 2013 Texas Book Festival Saturday
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    2013 Texas Book Festival, Saturday

    The 2013 Texas Book Festival was held in Austin, Texas. C-SPAN’s BookTV aired live coverage of Saturday’s events. 11:00 George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America &…

    428 views
  • emWilsonem
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    Wilson

    A. Scott Berg talked about his book, Wilson, in which he chronicles the life and work of the 28th President of the United States. He spoke with professor and author H.W. Brands at the 2013 Texas…

    313 views
  • Franklin D Roosevelt and Presidential Leadership
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Presidential Leadership

    H.W Brands talked about Franklin D. Roosevelt and presidential leadership. He spoke at the University of Oklahoma’s “Teach-In” on the Great Depression and World War II.

    701 views
  • Panel on American History
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    Panel on American History

    Authors talked about their books on American history, and also responded to questions from members of the audience. The panel was moderated by Los Angeles Times Editor at Large Jim Newton.…

    360 views
  • 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books  Saturday
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    2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Saturday

    Book TV’s coverage of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held on the University of Southern California campus, included: Panel on American History 312116-2 Open Phones with Eric…

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