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    Whirlwind

    John Ferling talked about his book Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It, in which he examines the reasons for the beginning of the American Revolution.

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    Ministers at War

    Jonathan Schneer talked about his book Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet, in which he recounts Winston Churchill’s war cabinet, composed of men across the political…

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    Rebel Yell

    S.C. Gwynne talked about his book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, in which he recounts the life and military career of Confederate general Thomas…

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    Fall of Atlanta

    Steven Davis discusses the Civil War’s 1864 Atlanta Campaign and the roles of the four commanders who had the greatest impact on the Atlanta campaign: Confederates John Bell Hood and Joseph E.…

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    Revolutionary Summer

    Joseph Ellis talked about his book, Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, in which he recounts the beginnings of the Revolutionary War. The author also talked about the inner…

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    Jefferson and Hamilton

    John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, talked about his book, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, in which he examines the political…

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    W.E.B. DuBois

    Professor Levering talked about his book W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963, published by Henry Holt and Co. The book is the second volume of a…

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    Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

    Allen Guelzo talked about his book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, in which he recounts the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place on July 1-3, 1863. In his book, the author examines the…

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    The King Years

    Taylor Branch, author of the multi-volume, America in the King Years, presented his thoughts on key moments in the Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Branch spoke at the Atlanta History Center.…

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    We Have the War Upon Us

    Author William Cooper, former president of the Southern Historical Association, talked about his book, We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861, in…

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    Life Upon These Shores

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presented a history of African Americans in the United States from the 16th century to the present. He talked about why this book was dedicated to his father, and…

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    Eisenhower 1956

    David Nichols, former academic dean of Southwestern College, presented a history of the Suez Canal Crisis. The author recounted that nine days prior to the 1956 presidential election, Israel, Britain,…

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    The Warmth of Other Suns

    Isabel Wilkerson spoke about her book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Random House, 2010). The book outlines the history of the exodus of six million…

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    Driven West

    A.J. Langguth recounts President Andrew Jackson’s forced removal of Indian tribes that resided in the Southeast during the 1830s. The author recalls the debates that surrounded President…

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    The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta

    Marc Wortman talked about his book The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta (PublicAffairs; August 11, 2009). In his book he recounts the battle for Atlanta, “the Gate City of the…

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    Vicksburg, 1863

    Winston Groom talked about his book Vicksburg, 1863 (Knopf (April 7, 2009). His book recounts the Union and Confederate confrontation at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1863 that the author…

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    1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls

    Winston Groom talked about his book 1942: The Year That Tried Men’s Souls, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. The book recounts the year following America’s entry into World War II. The…

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    Face the Nation: My Favorite Stories

    Mr. Schieffer talked about his book Face the Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-Winning News Broadcast, published by Simon and Schuster. He talked about his work as the…

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    Summer for the Gods

    Professor Larson discussed his book, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion, published by Basic Books. The book examines the…

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    The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History

    Mr. Oberdorfer talked about his new book, The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History. He reviewed the recent history of the Korean peninsula and speculated about its future. Ambassador Laney…

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