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  • emBehemothem
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    Joshua Freeman, history professor at Queens College, examined how the onset of factory production impacted the world’s social, economic, and political norms.

  • 2017 Biographers International Organization Editorial Excellence Award
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    2017 Biographers International Organization Editorial Excellence Award

    Robert Weil, editor-in-chief and publishing director of Liveright, received the 4th annual editorial excellence award presented by the Biographers International Organization. Following the…

  • Life of Movie Studio Executive William Fox
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    Life of Movie Studio Executive William Fox

    Biographer Vanda Krefft discussed the life and legacy of the founder of Fox Film Corporation in her book, The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox. In this…

  • Taylor Branch Discusses Martin Luther King Jr Trilogy
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    Researching and Writing Biographies

    Taylor Branch talked about the challenges of researching and writing biographies. His trilogy on the civil rights era chronicled Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work during that period.

  • Jim Stone Discusses em5 Easy Thesesem
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    5 Easy Theses

    Jim Stone talked about his book 5 Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America’s Greatest Economic Challenges, in which he offers solutions to address national issues, from saving social…

  • emRaw Dealem
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    Raw Deal

    Steven Hill talked about his book Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, in which he examines the shift in the U.S. workforce with the rise…

  • Peter Schwartz on emIn Defense of Selfishnessem
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    In Defense of Selfishness

    Peter Schwartz talks about his book In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice is Unjust and Destructive, in which he explains the rationale for self-interest and…

  • emLethal But Legalem
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    Lethal But Legal

    Nicholas Freudenberg talked about his book, Lethal But Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health, in which he argues that the food, tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical,…

  • Lady Bird Johnson and the Kennedy Assassination
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    Lady Bird Johnson and the Kennedy Assassination

    Historian Betty Caroli spoke about Lady Bird Johnson and her role during and immediately following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

  • emThe Right to Stay Homeem
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    The Right to Stay Home

    Former United Farm Workers organizer David Bacon talked about his book, The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration, in which he profiles Mexican workers in Mexico and…

  • Panel Discussion on emIf Mayors Ruled the Worldem
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    Panel Discussion on If Mayors Ruled the World

    Benjamin Barber talked about his book, If Mayors Ruled the World, in which he examined public policy and problem-solving efforts at the municipal level. He argued that more should be done to push…

  • Politics and Economics in the 1970s
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    Politics and Economics in the 1970s

    This week, history professor Judith Stein teaches a graduate-level seminar on politics and economics in the 1970s. Professor Stein examines the 1974 resignation of President Nixon and Jimmy…

  • emThe Madame Curie Complexem
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    The Madame Curie Complex

    Julie Des Jardins talked about the many contributions that women have made to science. She talked about the work of Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Rosalyn Yalow, Barbara McClintock, and…

  • emAndrew Carnegieem
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    Andrew Carnegie

    David Nasaw talked about his biography, Andrew Carnegie, published by Penguin Press. In his book Professor Nasaw, using new material, explained how Andrew Carnegie rose from poverty to become the…

  • emDarwins Universe Evolution from A to Zem
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    Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z

    From the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, Richard Milner presented his one-man show on the history of evolution. During the program Mr. Milner talked and sang songs about the people…

  • emHitlers Second Bookem
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    Hitler's Second Book

    Mr. Weinberg is the editor of a new English edition of Hitler’s Second Book: The Unpublished Sequel to Mein Kampf, published by Enigma Books. He described his discovery and preparation of the book. He…

  • emCounterpointsem
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    Roger Kimball talked about the book he co-edited with Hilton Kramer, Counterpoints: 25 Years of “The New Criterion” on Culture and the Arts, published by Ivan R. Dee. Twenty-five years after the…

  • The Cuban Revolution Revisited
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    The Cuban Revolution Revisited

    The Cuba Project, writers of books about the Cuban Revolution, held a discussion re-examining that tumultuous period and the people who helped shape it. After their presentation they answered audience…

  • Fair Tax Debate
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    Fair Tax Debate

    Neal Boortz and Michael Graetz debated the value of replacing the current federal tax system with the Fair Tax system. The Fair Tax is a proposal for all federal taxes to be replaced by a…

  • emThe Devils Playground  Times Squareem
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    The Devil's Playground: Times Square

    Mr. Traub talked about his book The Devil’s Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square, published by Random House. The book chronicled the history of the New York City landmark…

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