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  • emGilded Lives Fatal Voyageem
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    Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage

    In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS Titanic. The ship with 2,209 on-board included passengers such as Major Archibald Butt, close adviser…

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    Lost Boston

    Jane Holtz Kay talked about the architectural history of Boston. She primarily used pictures and prints of the city from its early years to modernity in order to make her arguments. Ms. Kay…

  • emName Dropping From FDR Onem
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    Name Dropping: From FDR On

    Mr. Galbraith talked about his book Name-Dropping: From FDR On, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. He scrutinized American statesmen from the Democratic Party of the mid-20th century…

  • emTransatlantic Great American Steamshipsem
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    Transatlantic: Great American Steamships

    Mr. Fox talked about his book, Transatlantic: Samuel Cunard, Isambard Brunel, and the Great American Steamships, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Fox talked about the history of the…

  • National Book Award of 1902
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    National Book Award of 1902

    Panelists presented their arguments for the book most worthy of the National Book Award in 1902, some fifty years before the actual award was created. The books up for consideration were The Varieties…

  • emAmerica 1900 The Turning Pointem
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    America 1900: The Turning Point

    Ms. Crichton spoke about her book America 1900: The Turning Point, published by Henry Holt and Company, Inc. The book discussed the United States as it entered the 20th Century and the…

  • Founding the American Public Library
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    Founding the American Public Library

    Mr. Berry talked about the history and role of the public library on the 150th anniversary of the Boston Public Library.