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    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler

    Professor emeritus Randall Bytwerk talked about the persuasive rhetoric of Adolf Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and 1940s.

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    Technology and the 1777 Battle of Saratoga

    Dean Snow talked about his archeological findings while investigating the Saratoga National Historical Park. He then spoke about how the information he discovered inspired his book, 1777:…

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    U.S. Entry in to World War I

    Professor Michael Neiberg talked about events leading up to America’s entry into World War I and some common misconceptions he sees in conventional views of the Great War. Mr. Neiberg is…

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    American Foreign Policy After the Cold War

    Michael Mandelbaum talked about his book, Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era.  He argued that America’s foreign policy in the early 1990's focused primarily on…

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    U.S. War Strategies from the Revolution to Afghanistan

    Antulio Echevarria talked about America’s war strategies from the Revolutionary War through battles in Afghanistan. He spoke about the shifts in fighting methods, the introduction of…

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    Ronald Reagan, Tom Clancy, and National Security

    Captain Benjamin Griffin talked about the influence that author Tom Clancy and President Ronald Reagan had on one another in the 1980s as the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union…

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    Espionage Tactics

    Historians talked about espionage tactics used since the Cold War. They discussed techniques and human intelligence gathering used by the CIA and Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, as…

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    World War II Army Replacement Program

    Eric Klinek discusses his 2014 Temple University dissertation titled, “The Army’s Orphans: The United States Army Replacement System in the European Campaign, 1944-1945.” In his thesis, Mr.…

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    Global Perspectives on the American Civil War

    Don Doyle talked about his book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, about how the U.S. Civil War was viewed around the world and the perspectives…

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    World War II in the Central Pacific

    Lieutenant Colonel Sharon Tosi Lacey talked about American strategy in the Pacific during World War II, highlighting the Battle of Saipan in the summer of 1944 and its importance. She…

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    Dark Invasion

    Howard Blum talked about his book, Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America, in which he recounts the story of German espionage in the…

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    U.S. Engagement in Italy During World War II

    Andrew Buchanan talked about his book American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II, in which he argues that policy makers in the United States were eager to join the…

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    U.S. Military Strategy in Vietnam

    Colonel Gregory Daddis talked about U.S. military strategy during the Vietnam War. Focusing on the leadership of General William Westmoreland, Colonel Daddis argued that the general’s ideas…

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    Vietnam 1963

    Four Vietnam War historians talked about the events of 1963, a year many consider pivotal to the conflict. They discussed the political atmosphere in South Vietnam, the country’s changing relationship…

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    Harlem Rattlers and World War I

    Jeffrey Sammons, co-author of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality, talked about the self-proclaimed Harlem…

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    Wartime Presidents from Lincoln to Obama

    Author Andrew Polsky talked about the wartime decisions of several U.S. Presidents, from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama. All U.S. presidents, regardless of their background, serve as…

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    How U.S. Economists Won World War II

    Author and professor Jim Lacey talked about his book, Keep from All Thoughtful Men: How U.S. Economists Won World War II, in which he details the decisions economists and generals made to sustain…

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    Thomas Holcomb and the Marine Corps

    Author David Ulbrich talked about the career of Thomas Holcomb, Marine Corps commandant from 1936 to 1943, and his impact upon the creation of the modern Marine Corps. Thomas Holcomb was…

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    Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany

    Historian Richard Lucas, a shortwave radio enthusiast, talked about the life of Mildred Gillars and how the American-born radio performer became employed by the Nazis during World War II and known to…

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    The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception

    From the Military Affairs Symposium held at the City University of New York, author Thaddeus Holt spoke about his book The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War…

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