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  • emSavage Peaceem
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    Savage Peace

    Ann Hagedorn talked about her book, Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, published by Simon and Schuster. She described America in 1919 as a country recovering from World War I and from…

  • emBond of Unionem
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    Bond of Union

    Gerard Koeppel talked about his book Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire (Da Capo Press; March 9, 2009). In his book he presents a history of the creation of the Erie Canal that…

  • emSailors to the Endem
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    Sailors to the End

    Mr. Freeman discussed his book Sailors To The End: The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes who Fought it, published by William Morrow. In it, Freeman gives an account of the events on July…

  • emThe Wearing of the Greenem
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    The Wearing of the Green

    Mr. Cronin talked about the book he co-authored, The Wearing of the Green: A History of St. Patrick’s Day, published by Routledge. He explained the origins of the celebrated day, the…

  • emThe Thumpinem
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    The Thumpin'

    Naftali Bendavid talked about his book The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to Be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution, published by Doubleday. Mr. Bendavid…

  • The Writings of Eugene McCarthy
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    The Writings of Eugene McCarthy

    Harper’s Magazine at a Barnes and Noble in New York City. He discussed four of his books: 1968: War & Democracy, No-Fault Politics: Modern Presidents, the Press, and Reformers, Hard Years:…

  • emAmerican Massacre  The Tragedy at Mountain Meadowsem
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    American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows

    Ms. Denton talked about her book American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857, published by Knopf. The book reopens the controversy over an attack in Utah on Arkansas…

  • emPolitical Numeracyem
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    Political Numeracy

    Mr. Meyerson discussed his book Political Numeracy: Mathematical Perspectives on Our Chaotic Constitution, published by W.W. Norton and Company. In the book, he uses mathematics to interpret…

  • The Books That Changed My Life
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    The Books That Changed My Life

    Mr. McCullough spoke about the various books which had had an impact on his life. He read a portion of the first book he purchased and talked about historians who had influenced his work.…

  • emThe Great Republicem
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    The Great Republic

    Winston S. Churchill spoke about the book The Great Republic: A History of America, published by Random House. He also responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Churchill introduced and…

  • emTennessee  A Political Historyem
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    Tennessee: A Political History

    Professor Crawford commented on the book and then Dr. Langsdon talked about his book, Tennessee: A Political History, published by Hillsboro Press. Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Sam Houston and…

  • emPresidential Placesem
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    Presidential Places

    Mr. Ferris talked about his book Presidential Places published by John F. Blair. The book provides a guide to places relating to all the American presidents including birthplaces, churches,…