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    Children of the Days

    Eduardo Galeano talked about his book on world history, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History, in which he writes about different historical events that happened on each day of…

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    Get Capone

    Jonathan Eig recounts the criminal exploits of Chicago-based Al Capone whose illegal bootlegging enterprise saw revenues on par with many of the nation’s largest companies. Utilizing newly discovered…

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    Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

    Dan Okrent talked about his book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010). In the book he explored the politics of how the 18th Amendment was pushed through and divided the country, permanently…

  • The Daleys of Chicago
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    The Daleys of Chicago

    Dominic Pacyga talked about the political dynasties of Chicago Mayors Richard J. and Richard M. Daley. The author of Chicago: A Biography (University Of Chicago Press; October 1, 2009) talked about…

  • African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln
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    African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln

    Representative Jesse Jackson,Jr. , a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, provided opening and closing remarks. Moderated by Professor James Horton, panelists discussed African…

  • Vietnam Writers
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    Vietnam Writers

    Moderated by Mr. Fuller, the panelists discussed books they have written about the Vietnam War and its aftermath. After their presentations they responded to audience members' questions. Philip…

  • The Culture of War
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    The Culture of War

    Paul Fussell spoke about cultural and social aspects of warfare. Among the topics he addressed were some of his experiences in war, the impact of war on society at-large, and the daily…