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  • emUnfamiliar Fishesem
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    Unfamiliar Fishes

    Sarah Vowell examines the Americanization of Hawaii that began with the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820. The author recounts the coup, organized by the missionaries, that…

  • emTheodore Roosevelts History of the United Statesem
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    Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States

    Daniel Ruddy presents a selection of historical writing by former president Theodore Roosevelt. An avid student of history, Roosevelt’s writing spans America’s past from the Revolutionary War to the early 20th century. The…

  • emAmerican Dreams The United States Since 1945em
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    American Dreams: The United States Since 1945

    Historian H.W. Brands presents a history of the United States since 1945. Mr. Brands examines a series of events from the past sixty-five years that have affected the way Americans live…

  • emBuffalo Bill and Sitting Bullem
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    Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull

    Bobby Bridger talked about his book, Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull: Inventing the Wild West, published by University of Texas Press. He began the presentation by singing and playing his guitar. Mr.…

  • emLone Star Justiceem
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    Lone Star Justice

    Mr. Utley discussed his history of the Texas Rangers titled, Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers, published by the Oxford University Press. The book explores the…

  • emGhosts of the White Houseem
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    Ghosts of the White House

    Ms. Harness talked about her book Ghosts of the White House, published by Simon and Schuster. The book covers the last 100 years of U.S. history, utilizing timelines and artwork targeted at…