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    Attempts to Overthrow Cuban Leader Fidel Castro

    Vince Houghton talked about attempts by the U.S. government to overthrow or assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. He spoke about the Bay of Pigs invasion as well as lesser-known plans…

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    Slave and Revolutionary War Spy James Lafayette

    Katherine Egner Gruber talked about slave and Revolutionary War spy James Lafayette. Working for French General Marquis de Lafayette, enslaved volunteer James Lafayette posed as an escaped…

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    The Winter Fortress

    Neal Bascomb talked about his book The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb, in which he recalls the Nazis' race to build a nuclear bomb and the Allies'…

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    The Pentagon's Brain

    Annie Jacobsen talked about her book The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency, in which she provides a history of the Pentagon’s…

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    The President's Book of Secrets

    David Priess talked about his book, The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to Obama, about the President’s Daily…

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    Sex and KGB Spies in the 1970s

    Jonna Mendez talked about how Czech husband and wife KGB spies Karl and Hana Koecher used sex to infiltrate the CIA and gather top-secret information. Ms. Mendez said that one popular Washington, D.C.,…

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    Investigation of Robert Hanssen

    Former FBI Agent Mike Rochford, author David Wise, and psychiatrist David Charney talked about the career of Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent who spied for the Soviet Union and subsequently Russia for 22…

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    The Spy's Son

    Bryan Denson talked about his book, The Spy’s Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia, about Jim…

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    Codename Cynthia

    Natalie Zanin talked about Amy Thorpe Pack, the American-born wife of an English diplomat who became a spy for British intelligence. Ms. Zanin said that Ms. Pack, codenamed “Cynthia,”…

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    Soviet Atomic Spies in America

    Vince Houghton talked about Soviet spies who infiltrated U.S. atomic bomb research and how this may have led to the development of the Soviet atomic bomb. The International Spy Museum and…

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    Double Agent

    Peter Duffy talked about his book, Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring, in which he recounts the life of William Sebold, the first…

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    Agent Storm

    Morten Storm talked about his book, Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA, in which he discusses his experiences as a member of al Qaeda and his later life as a double agent…

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    Spies, Patriots, and Traitors

    Kenneth Daigler talked about his book, Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, in which he looks at U.S. intelligence during the Revolutionary War and…

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    The Good Spy

    Kai Bird talked about his book, The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, in which he chronicles the life and career of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Robert Ames. In his…

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    Capturing Jonathan Pollard

    Ronald Olive talked about his book, Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice, published by Naval Institute Press. Mr. Olive…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 2

    Hari Jones of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum delivered the second part of a two-part talk about African American intelligence and espionage efforts on behalf of the Union leading up…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 1

    Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, talked about the activities of the Loyal League, a secret national organization of men and women of African…

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    James Bond as an American Hero

    Indiana University South Bend history professor Jonathan Nashel talked about how James Bond’s character is more American than British. Mr. Nashel spoke about the ways that Bond symbolizes…

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    Argo

    Antonio Mendez spoke about the Iranian hostage crisis and a secret operation to save Americans in Iran during the turmoil in which he took a role as a Hollywood producer scouting out locations for a…

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    9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops: An Evening of Debate

    A debate was held on conspiracy theories, specifically the truth behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The participants were Jonathan Kay, author of Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s…

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