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    The Book That Changed America

    Randall Fuller talked about his book The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation, in which he examines the impact of the 1860 publication of Charles Darwin’s…

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    Civil Wars

    Professor David Armitage talked about his book Civil Wars: A History in Ideas, in which he provides a history of civil wars throughout the world, from the Romans, who were the forebears of the…

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    Troubled Refuge

    Chandra Manning talked about her book Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, in which she recalls the Union Army’s slave-refugee camps, which, according to the author, were…

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    "Keep the Damned Women Out"

    Nancy Malkiel talked about her book "Keep the Damned Women Out": The Struggle for Coeducation, in which she recalls the decision of many colleges and universities to go coeducational at the…

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    The Plots Against Hitler

    Danny Orbach talked about his book The Plots Against Hitler, in which hee xamines the many plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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    From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

    Professor Elizabeth Hinton talked about her book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, in which she traces the rise of incarceration in…

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    Frackopoly

    Wenonah Hauter talked about her book Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment, about the origins of fracking and its impact on the environment and public health.…

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    The Nazi Titanic

    Robert Watson talked about his book The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II, in which he recalls the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona. Built in 1927…

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    The Slave's Cause

    Manisha Sinha talked about her book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, in which she contends that the common profile of the abolitionist population, mainly white and middle and…

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    Switched On

    John Elder Robison talked about his book Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening, in which he discusses his experiences as a patient of Transcranial Magnetic…

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    The Fever of 1721

    Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics, in which he recalls a smallpox outbreak in Boston in April 1721 that…

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    Imbeciles

    Adam Cohen talked about his book Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, in which he recounts the Supreme Court’s 1927 decision to allow the state of Virginia to…

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    Clementine

    Sonia Purnell talked about her book Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, in which she recalls the life of Clementine Churchill, wife of 57 years to Winston Churchill. In her book, the…

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    How to Clone a Mammoth

    Professor Beth Shapiro talked about her book How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, in which she reports that current scientific breakthroughs would allow for extinct species…

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    Climate Shock

    Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman talked about their book, Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet, about the costs that would be incurred if climate change is left…

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    The Wilderness of Ruin

    Roseanne Montillo talked about her book The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer, in which she recounts the search for the serial…

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    The Half Has Never Been Told

    Edward Baptist talked about his book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, in which he contends that slavery drove the United States' transformation…

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    Nature's God

    Matthew Stewart talked about his book, Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, in which he looks at America’s founders and their philosophical underpinnings for the…

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    Uncertain Justice

    Laurence Tribe talked about his book, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, in which he argues that the Supreme Court under Justice John Roberts was quietly rewriting…

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    War! What is it Good For?

    Ian Morris talked about his book, War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization From Primates to Robots, in which he argues that 15,000 years of war has advanced…

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