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  • Paul Ryan Discusses emThe Way Forwardem with Mitt Romney
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    The Way Forward

    Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about his book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, in which he presents his thoughts on the current and future political landscape.…

  • emInto the Fireem
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    Into the Fire

    Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer talked about his book, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. He also responded to questions from the…

  • Theodore Roosevelt and Jane Addams
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    Theodore Roosevelt and Jane Addams

    Panelists talked about the relationship between suffragist Jane Addams and Theodore Roosevelt. They focused on areas of cooperation in Progressive Era efforts to allieviate poverty and…

  • Theodore Roosevelt and the 1912 Presidential Election
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    Theodore Roosevelt and the 1912 Presidential Election

    Panelists talked about Theodore Roosevelt’s failed run for the Presidency in 1912 as a third party candidate from the Progressive Party. He had been the 26th President from 1901 through…

  • Artifacts from the Lincoln Book Shop
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    Artifacts from the Lincoln Book Shop

    Bjorn Skaptason presented a slide show of artifacts of Abraham Lincoln and told the stories behind them. The collection included portraits, pictures, letters, documents, and campaign memorabilia. “Stories…

  • President Lincolns First Inaugural Address
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    President Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

    On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s first presidential inauguration on March 4, 1861, David Zarefsky talked about the origin, structure, and language of the inaugural address that the new president…

  • The Evolution of Lincolns Secession Strategy
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    The Evolution of Lincoln's Secession Strategy

    Historian Michael Burlingame talked about how President Lincoln dealt with threats of secession and why he rejected one compromise that may have prevented Civil War. On the sesquicentennial of President…

  • Illinois Gubernatorial Debate
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    Illinois Gubernatorial Debate

    Illinois gubernatorial candidates Governor Pat Quinn (D) and Bill Brady (R) debated various issues. Chris Roebling moderated.

  • emMy FBIem
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    My FBI

    Former FBI director Louis Freeh talked about his autobiography My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror, published by St. Martin’s Press. In the…

  • emThe Oster Conspiracy of 1938em
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    The Oster Conspiracy of 1938

    1938, Adolph Hitler was planning to invade Czechoslovakia, ostensibly to repatriate the country’s ethnic German population. Believing that the incursion would be a failure, several senior…

  • emCatastrophe  Risk and Responseem
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    Catastrophe: Risk and Response

    Judge Posner talked about his book Catastrophe: Risk and Response, published by Oxford University Press. He used cost-benefit analysis to explain why people focus on some potentially…

  • emLeft for Deadem
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    Left for Dead

    For his history project in sixth grade, Mr. Scott researched the story behind the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during the final days of World War II. Mr. Scott carried his project further when he brought his…

  • emThe Rumsfeld Wayem
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    The Rumsfeld Way

    Mr. Krames talked about his book The Rumsfeld Way, published by McGraw Hill. The book, a management guide, focuses on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s leadership skills and management style…