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    Memoirs

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev talked about his book Memoirs. He talked about his career as a Communist Party leader and his contributions to the breakup of the Soviet Union.

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    Booknotes+ Podcast - Bruce Oudes

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    Booknotes the television program started in April of 1989. Our third guest was journalist Bruce Oudes. His book was titled “From: The President-Richard Nixon’s Secret Files.” Because the…

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    Douglas Brinkley - Part 5

    Historian and author Douglas Brinkley talked about Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, the National Park System, the U.S. space program, and more. He spoke with Brian Lamb in two…

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    Booknotes+ Podcast with Megan McArdle

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    Megan McArdle has been a columnist for the Washington Post since 2018. She has described herself as a right-leaning libertarian. At the same time, she says she’s actually a social liberal. Megan McArdle…

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    Booknotes+ Podcast with Deborah Cohen

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    The book is called “Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took on a World at War.” The author is Deborah Cohen, a professor at Northwestern University. Prof. Cohen primarily focuses on…

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    Booknotes+ Podcast with Thomas Fisher

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    For the past twenty years, Dr. Thomas Fisher has worked in the emergency department at the University of Chicago Medical Center, serving the same South Side community in which he was raised. During the…

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    Booknotes+ Podcast with Jeffrey Frank

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    In Jeffrey Frank’s recent book titled “The Trials of Harry S. Truman,” he reports that at his low point in his time as president, Truman’s popularity rating was at 16 percent. However, seventy years later,…

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    Douglas Brinkley - Part 4

    Historian and author Douglas Brinkley talked about Neil Armstrong, baseball stadiums, Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Evel Knievel, Oprah Winfrey and more. He spoke with Brian Lamb in two…

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    Douglas Brinkley - Part 3

    Historian and author Douglas Brinkley talked about Kurt Vonnegut, D.H. Lawrence, his friendships with Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry, traveling to Cuba with Sean Penn and Christopher Hitchens,…

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    Douglas Brinkley - Part 2

    Historian and author Douglas Brinkley talked about his teaching career, Stephen Ambrose, his book The Majic Bus, Arthur Miller, Waylon Jennings, Elizabeth Gilbert, and more. He spoke with…

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    Douglas Brinkley - Part 1

    Historian and author Douglas Brinkley talked about being educated at Georgetown and Oxford, Dean Acheson, working at used book and record stores, Muddy Waters, Little Richard, and more. He…

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    Douglas Brinkley - Part 6

    Historian and author Douglas Brinkley talked about his favorite biographies, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Ross Perot, Ronald Reagan’s letters and memoir, the Nixon tapes and…

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    Booknotes+ Podcast with Christopher Leonard

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    The book is titled The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy. The author is Christopher Leonard, the current director of the Watchdog Writers Group at the University of…

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    Historian Richard Norton Smith - Part 1

    Historian and author Richard Norton Smith talked about his interest in history, his early books, Groucho Marx, Gandhi, Bob Dole, American presidents with the best sense of humor and more.…

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    Richard Norton Smith - Part 8

    Historian and author Richard Norton Smith talked about Bob Dole, sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, running the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and more. He spoke with Brian Lamb…

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    Historian Richard Norton Smith - Part 7

    Historian and author Richard Norton Smith talked about Edward R. Murrow, Harvard University, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Willa Cather, and more. He spoke with Brian Lamb in three multi-hour…

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    Historian Richard Norton Smith - Part 6

    Historian and author Richard Norton Smith talked about his biography of President Ford, the Supreme Court, Congress, the media, talk show host Jack Paar, and more. He spoke with Brian Lamb…

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    Historian Richard Norton Smith - Part 5

    Historian and author Richard Norton Smith talked about the events of 1968, television, Rupert Murdoch, social media, his picks for smartest American presidents, spending time with President…

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    Historian Richard Norton Smith - Part 4

    Historian and author Richard Norton Smith talked about his admiration for Charles de Gaulle and Winston Churchill, reading Ernest Hemingway, writing speeches and eulogies, reviewing books…

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    Historian Richard Norton Smith - Part 3

    Historian and author Richard Norton Smith talked about his favorite historians and history books, why he won’t go see “Hamilton: The Musical,” his love of hurricanes and world’s fairs,…

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