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  • emFDRs Twelve Apostlesem
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    FDR's Twelve Apostles

    Hal Vaughan talked about his book, FDR’s 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa, published by The Lyons Press. He told the story of 12 men appointed by…

  • emThe Pox and the Covenantem
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    The Pox and the Covenant

    Tony Williams talked about his book The Pox and the Covenant: Mather, Franklin, and the Epidemic That Changed America’s Destiny, in which he recounts an outbreak of smallpox in Boston in…

  • emBlacketts Warem
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    Blackett's War

    Stephen Budiansky talked about his book, Blackett’s War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare, in which he recounts the use of scientific and…

  • emThe Inventor and the Tycoonem
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    The Inventor and the Tycoon

    Edward Ball talked about his book, The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures, in which he recounts the relationship between the inventor of stop-motion…

  • emLast Men Outem
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    Last Men Out

    Bob Drury recounted the final thirty-six hours of the American withdrawal from Vietnam on April 29, 1975. Mr. Drury profiled eleven Marine Corps Security Guards who oversaw the final…

  • emBunch of Amateursem
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    Bunch of Amateurs

    Jack Hitt recounts America’s many amateur inventors and tinkerers, from Benjamin Franklin’s experiments with electricity to Mark Zuckerberg’s social media website, and profiles the current…

  • emHow Lincoln Learned to Readem
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    How Lincoln Learned to Read

    Daniel Wolff talked about his book How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Education That Made Them (Bloomsbury USA; March 17, 2009). In his book he explores how twelve influential…

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    Professor Powers talked about his book Broken: The Troubled Past and Uncertain Future of the FBI, published by Free Press. He writes about the Bureau from its beginnings to the present. Mr.…

  • emLetters From Nurembergem
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    Letters From Nuremberg

    Senator Chris Dodd talked about his book, Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice, published by Crown. In the book he chronicles the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders after…

  • emIll Fly Awayem
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    I'll Fly Away

    Wally Lamb talked about the book he edited I’ll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison, published by Harper. The book is a collection of autobiographical writings produced in a…

  • emThe Naked Olympics   The True Storyem
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    The Naked Olympics: The True Story

    Mr. Perrottet talked about his book The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games, published by Random House. He spoke about how the Olympics we know today are drastically…

  • emThe Most Noble Adventureem
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    The Most Noble Adventure

    Greg Behrman talked about his book, The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe, published by Free Press. He described the condition of European…

  • emThe Greatest Story Ever Soldem
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    The Greatest Story Ever Sold

    Frank Rich talked about his book, The Greatest Story Ever Sold: Bush’s America from “Mission Accomplished” to “Heckuva Job, Brownie", published by Penguin Press. He accused the Bush…

  • emThe Dark Genius of Wall Street  Jay Gouldem
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    The Dark Genius of Wall Street: Jay Gould

    Edward Renehan talked about The Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons, published by Basic Books. In the book, he argues that Jay Gould, owner of the…

  • emSudden Sea  The Great Hurricane of 1938em
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    Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938

    Ms. Scotti talked about her book, Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938, published by Little Brown and Company. She described the hurricane that killed 682 people and severely injured…

  • emJourney from the Land of Noem
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    Journey from the Land of No

    Ms. Hakakian talked about her memoir Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran, published by Crown. The book deals with her life as a young woman in Iran during…

  • emHitting the Jackpotem
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    Hitting the Jackpot

    Mr. Fromson talked about his book, Hitting the Jackpot: The Inside Story of the Richest Indian Tribe in History, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. The book tells the story of the Pequot Indian…

  • emLost in Americaem
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    Lost in America

    Sherwin Nuland discussed his memoir about his father, Lost in America: A Journey with My Father, published by Alfred A. Knopf. During his presentation, Dr. Nuland talked about his previous work,…

  • emFatal Choiceem
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    Fatal Choice

    Ambassador Butler talked about his newest book, Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense, published by Westview Press. The author said that, although there has been…

  • emDesperate Hoursem
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    Desperate Hours

    Mr. Goldstein talked about his book, Desperate Hours: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria, published by John Wiley and Sons. He described the 1956 shipwreck of the Andrea Doria, one of the…

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