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  • Author Discussion on American History
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    Author Discussion on American History

    Authors H.W. Brands, Heirs of the Founders, Stephen Fried, Appetite for America; and Greg Grandin, The End of the Myth; discussed their respective history books. This event was part of the…

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  • emThe Immortal Irishmanem
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    The Immortal Irishman

    Timothy Egan talked about his book The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero, in which he recalls the life of Irish-born Thomas Francis Meagher, who led two…

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    Custer's Trials

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, in which he recalls the life of General George Armstrong Custer. He spoke at the 2016 Tucson…

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  • Open Phones with Felipe FernandezArmesto
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    Open Phones with Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Felipe Fernandez-Armesto talked about his book, Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States, and responded to viewer comments and questions. He was interviewed at the 2016 Tucson…

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  • Open Phones with SC Gwynne
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    Open Phones with S.C. Gwynne

    S.C. Gwynne, author of Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, talked about his book and responded to viewer questions and comments. He was interviewed at…

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  • Panel Discussion on The Alamo
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    Panel Discussion on The Alamo

    Authors James Donovan, The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo - and the Sacrifice that Forged a Nation, Stephen Harrigan, The Gates of the Alamo, and Michael Wallis, David…

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  • Panel on America at War
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    Panel on America at War

    Authors discussed their books about America at war. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Sam Kleiner moderated. “America At War: 21st Century Struggles” was a…

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    Hey America, Your Roots Are Showing

    Megan Smolenyak talked about her book of Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing: Adventures in Discovering, News-Making Connections, Unexpected Ancestors, Long-Hidden Secrets, and Solving…

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  • American West History Panel
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    American West History Panel

    Authors talked about their books about the history of the American West. Topics included the difficulties of writing about subjects steeped in legend, and the importance of research and of presenting…

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  • Great Depression Panel
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    Great Depression Panel

    Authors talked about their books about the Great Depression. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Katherine Morrissey moderated. “The Great Depression: Looking Back at…

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  • History and the American West Panel
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    History and the American West Panel

    Authors discussed their books about the history of the American West. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Leo Banks moderated. Panelists: Jeff Guinn, The Last Gunfight: The Real…

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  • emThe First Tycoon The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbiltem
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    The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

    T.J. Stiles talked about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf, 2009). He was interviewed by Paul Hutton, author of Phil Sheridan and His Army.…

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  • Panel on the 1960s
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    Panel on the 1960s

    Authors discussed their books looking back at the 1960s. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Sheila Wilensky moderated. Panelists: Mark Rudd, Underground: My Life with SDS and the…

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