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    The Sphinx

    Nicholas Wapshott talked about his book The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II, in which he recounts the role that President Franklin D. Roosevelt played…

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    Financing the War of 1812

    David Cowen talked about how Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin funded the War of 1812. On June 18, 1812 the United States officially declared war for the first time when President Madison…

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    Fragile by Design

    Charles Calomiris talked about his book, Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, in which he analyzes the banking systems in the United States, the…

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    Frank A. Vanderlip

    Vicki Mack talked about her book, Frank A. Vanderlip: The Banker Who Changed America, in which she chronicles the life of financier Frank Vanderlip, who played an integral role in the…

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    Rise and Fall of Silver as Currency

    Miguel Perez-Santalla talked about the role of silver in the U.S. economy in the 19th century. He spoke about the changes in both U.S. and international markets that contributed to the…

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