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  • emValley of the Shadowem
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    Valley of the Shadow

    Ralph Peters talks about his book Valley of the Shadow: A Novel, a dramatized history of the Civil War. He also spoke about the research he does for his books. Colonel Peters (Retired) was…

  • Book Discussion on emPredatorem
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    Richard Whittle talked about his book, Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution, in which he chronicles the development of the Predator drone, an unmanned arial vehicle (UAV)…

  • emIn the Company of Marines A Surgeon Remembers Vietnamem
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    In the Company of Marines: A Surgeon Remembers Vietnam

    James Finnegan recalls his year as a combat surgeon in Vietnam (1967-1968). He headed up a team of doctors in Khe Sanh during the 1968 siege by the North Vietnamese Army that lasted from…

  • Legacy of President Eisenhower
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    Legacy of President Eisenhower

    Retired Army lieutenant colonel and military historian Carlo D’Este received the Andrew J. Goodpaster prize for contributions to military scholarship and presented the prize’s annual lecture.…

  • emThe Brenner Assignmentem
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    The Brenner Assignment

    Military historian Patrick O’Donnell recounts the undercover mission of American spies to cut off the Nazi supply route known as the Brenner Pass during World War II. Patrick O’Donnell…

  • emLoon A Marine Storyem
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    Loon: A Marine Story

    Jack McLean recounted his upbringing, including attending Phillips Andover Academy where he was a classmate of George W. Bush, and his decision to join the Marines and serve in the Vietnam…

  • emExtraordinary Circumstancesem
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    Extraordinary Circumstances

    Cynthia Cooper talked about her book, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower. She described her experiences during the rise and fall of WorldCom where she was vice…

  • emRescuing Da Vinciem
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    Rescuing Da Vinci

    Robert Edsel talked about his book, Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe’s Great Art: America and Her Allies Recovered It, published by Laurel Publishing. Robert Edsel described…

  • emTehran Rising Irans Challenge to the United Statesem
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    Tehran Rising: Iran's Challenge to the United States

    Ilan Berman talked about his book Tehran Rising: Iran’s Challenge to the United States, published by Rowman and Littlefield. He argued that Iran poses the single greatest threat to America…

  • emEisenhower The Prewar Diariesem
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    Eisenhower: The Prewar Diaries

    Mr. Holt talked about his new book, Eisenhower: The Prewar Diaries and Selected Papers, 1905-1941, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The book includes family letters, diaries,…

  • emFixing Broken Windowsem
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    Fixing Broken Windows

    Mr. Kelling talked about the book which he wrote with his wife Catherine Coles, Fixing Broken Windows: Restoring Order and Reducing Crime in Our Communities. In it they argue that…