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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 Brooklyn Bridge

    Barry Lewis talked about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was built in the 1870s. Mr. Lewis spoke about at why Manhattan needed the bridge and how transportation through the…

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    History of Greenwich Village

    Barry Lewis talked about the creation and evolution of New York City’s Greenwich Village. He spoke about the many changes the neighborhood experienced since the early 19th century and its…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

    Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer revisited the 16th president’s second inaugural address - delivered on March 4th, 1865, just six weeks before his assassination, and generally…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

    Jeremy Black talked about the role of President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the Cold War. He argued that the origins of the Cold War date back to World War I and challenged some general…

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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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    Military Rivals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

    Historians John Marszalek and Craig Symonds looked at the military rivalry between Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. They compared Grant and Lee’s childhoods, their…

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    African American Students and the First Amendment

    Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy talked about the origins of first amendment rights for African American student protesters. He is author of the forthcoming book, From Protest to Law:…

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    Political and Military Leaders and the End of World War I

    Naval War College professor John Maurer traced the major events of 1918 and explored how political and military leaders eventually ended World War I with a flawed peace that he argued paved…

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    Washington and the Fight for Philadelphia

    Richard Brookhiser addressed the question before George Washington in 1777: Could the British subdue the American rebels by capturing their capital, Philadelphia? It was Washington’s…

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    Stalin

    Professor Stephen Kotkin continued his multi-volume biography of Joseph Stalin, with a focus on Stalin’s leadership of the Soviet Union in the years leading up to World War II.

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    Alone

    Michael Korda talked about his book Alone, in which he chronicles his life in Britain in the run-up to World War II.

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    Women of the White House

    Presidential historians talked about some of the country’s most influential first ladies, their relationships with their spouses, and the difficulties they faced in the White House. They…

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    Career of General George Marshall

    Josiah Bunting talked about the career of General George C. Marshall, the U.S. Army chief of staff who oversaw Allied strategy during World War II. He also served as Secretary of State and…

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    Washington and Hamilton

    Historians talked about the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and George Washington. They spoke about Thomas Jefferson’s opposition to Hamilton’s Federalist Party platform and how…

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    1863 Chattanooga Campaign

    Historians talked about the Civil War’s Chattanooga Campaign, which took place in the fall of 1863 and resulted in Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant breaking through a Confederate…

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    Hyde Park Roosevelts

    Geoffrey Ward, principle scriptwriter for the 2014 Ken Burns PBS documentary “The Roosevelts,” spoke about the Roosevelt family. He spoke with CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl about Franklin…

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    Chief Justices and Presidents

    Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about the complex relationship between chief justices of the United States and American presidents. He looked back to the first appointed chief justice,…

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