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    The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism

    Matthew Lassiter talked about the book he co-edited with Joseph Crespino, The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (Oxford University Press, USA; November 19, 2009). The book offers challenges…

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    Down and Out in the Great Depression

    Robert McElvaine talked about the book he editted, Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man (The University of North Carolina Press; 25th anniversary edition,…

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    Books as Weapons

    John Hench talked about his book Books As Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II (Cornell University Press; June 10, 2010). He was…

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    Network Nation

    Richard John talked about his book Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; May 1, 2010). In his book he places the history of…

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    Black Culture and the New Deal

    Lauren Rebecca Sklarofff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press; November 5, 2009). In her…

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    Small Wonder

    Jonathan Zimmerman talked about his book Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (Yale University Press; July 14, 2009). He talked about the persistence of the “little red…

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    The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century

    Alan Brinkley talked about his book The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century (Knopf; April 20, 2010). Henry Luce was only 24-years old when he published the first issue of Time…

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    John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life

    On April 9, 2010, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court. Sara Hoerdeman talked that day about the forthcoming biography John Paul Stevens:…

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