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  • After Words with Zachary Karabell
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    After Words with Zachary Karabell

    Zachary Karabell talked about his book, The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers that Rule Our World, in which he argues that gross national product, balance of trade,…

  • Life and Career of Chester A Arthur
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    Life and Career of Chester A. Arthur

    Zachary Karabell examined Chester Alan Arthur, who was propelled into the presidency by the assassination of James Garfield and turned his back on the patronage system that had nurtured him. Mr. Karabell argued that in…

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    Zachary Karabell argues that the U.S. and Chinese economies have become so intertwined that disrupting either one would have tragic consequences. He spoke at the Carnegie Council in New…

  • LesserKnown US Presidents
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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' “American Presidents Series,” moderated a panel discussion of the lives of some of America’s lesser-known presidents. The panelists were…

  • emThe Last Campaign  How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Electionem
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    The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election

    Zachery Karabell discussed his book The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election, published by Alfred Knopf. The book details the last election before television changed the…

  • Contentious Ground The Middle East
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    Contentious Ground: The Middle East

    A panel of authros talked about their books and the Middle East. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Zachary Karabell moderated. Zachary Karabell is the author of Peace Be upon You: The…

  • Global Crisis Points
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    Global Crisis Points

    The panelists talked about historical crises and the decision making processes of leaders in response to them. Patricia Goldstone wrote Aaronsohn’s Maps: The Untold Story of the Man Who…

  • Housing Market and the Economy
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    Housing Market and the Economy

    The panelists discussed issues currently unfolding in the U.S. economy. Topics included the housing market and its credit bubbles, global economics, productivity rates, stocks and bonds,…

  • Religion and Culture Panel
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    Religion and Culture Panel

    The panelists, moderated by Thane Rosenbaum, debated the topic, “Religion and Culture: Do They Mix?” They also talked about their books on opposing sides of the religion and culture…

  • emPeace Be upon Youem
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    Peace Be upon You

    Zachary Karabell talked about his book Peace Be upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence, published by Knopf. Mr. Karabell traces the historical instances of…

  • The Modern Middle East
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    The Modern Middle East

    Moderated by Mr. Karabell, the panelists discussed the topic, “The Changing Shape of the Middle East” and their books on the topic. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Reza Aslan is the…

  • Morality and History
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    Morality and History

    Mr. Winchester was interviewed and responded to viewer telephone calls about his writing process and his history books. Then the panel he was on titled “Does History Have a Moral?” was shown. The panel…

  • The Imperial Presidency
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    The Imperial Presidency

    Authors of books on modern U.S. Presidents discussed Chief Executives from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush in a forum titled “The Imperial Presidency.” Panelists included Mr. Reeves, author…

  • Making Sense of Todays World
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    Making Sense of Today's World

    A panel discussion on “Making Sense of Today’s World” was held in celebration of the opening of this new Borders store, which replaces the World Trade Center Borders that was destroyed during the September…

  • In the Beginning Revisiting the Bible
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    In the Beginning: Revisiting the Bible

    Authors who have written about the Bible in a variety of ways talked about their books. Jack Miles wrote God, A Biography, and more recently, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God. Anita…

  • Search for Historical Truth
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    Search for Historical Truth

    Authors and historians discussed differing perceptions of historical truth, and some of the problems and challenges associated with the identification of truth in the study of history. They…

  • News Review
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    News Review

    Participants talked about the impact of September 11 terrorist attacks. They also reviewed the news of the day, books and other topics. All of the guests contributed chapters to Booknotes:…

  • emA Visionary Nationem
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    A Visionary Nation

    Mr. Karabell talked about his book, A Visionary Nation: Four Centuries of American Dreams and What Lies Ahead, published by HarperCollins. The book is about the cyclical nature of visions and promises…

  • emWhats College Forem
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    What's College For?

    Mr. Karabell talked about his 1998 book, What’s College For?: The Struggle to Define American Education, published by Harpercollins. The book describes his view that higher education has…