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  • emGorbachevem and emThe House of Governmentem
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    Gorbachev and The House of Government

    William Taubman talked about his book Gorbachev: His Life and Times, about the life of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. He was joined by Yuri Slezkine, history professor at the University…

    348 views
  • emThe Cold Warem
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    The Cold War

    Odd Arne Westad talked about his book The Cold War: A World History, in which he looks at the global ramifications of the Cold War.

    865 views
  • emA Brief History of the Cold Warem
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    A Brief History of the Cold War

    Lee Edwards talked about his book, A Brief History of the Cold War. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the country.

    503 views
  • emPatriotic Betrayalem
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    Patriotic Betrayal

    Karen Paget talked about her book Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism, in which she recounts the Central…

    1,977 views
  • Nina Willner Discusses emForty Autumnsem
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    Forty Autumns

    Nina Willner talked about her book Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall, in which she recalls her mother’s decision to leave her family and…

    1,419 views
  • Greg Mitchell Discusses emThe Tunnelsem
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    The Tunnels

    Greg Mitchell talked about his book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill, in which he reports on how a group of people from…

    732 views
  • emCode Warriorsem
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    Code Warriors

    Stephen Budiansky talked about his book, Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union, about the Nation Security Agency’s (NSA) intelligence…

    1,752 views
  • Robert Service on emThe End of the Cold Warem
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    The End of the Cold War

    Robert Service talked about his book The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991, in which he looks at the final years of the Cold War from both the U.S. and Soviet perspectives.

    1,637 views
  • David Hoffman on emThe Billion Dollar Spyem
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    The Billion Dollar Spy

    David Hoffman talked about his book, The Billion Dollar Spy: A true Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal, about Adolf Tolkachev, a Russian engineer who worked for the Soviet military…

    1,494 views
  • Robert Service Conversation with George Shultz
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    Robert Service Conversation with George Shultz

    Historian Robert Service spoke with former Secretary of State George Shultz about the final years of the Cold War. Mr. Shultz served in the Reagan administration from 1982-1989. The…

    773 views
  • emThe Zhivago Affairem
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    The Zhivago Affair

    Peter Finn talked about his book, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, in which he looks at the publishing history of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor…

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  • Book Discussion on emHavel A Lifeem
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    Book Discussion Havel

    Michael Zantovsky, former press secretary and adviser to Vaclav Havel, talked about his book, Havel: A Life, about the Czech dissident’s life and leadership of Czechoslovakia and the Czech…

    348 views
  • emThe Collapseem
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    The Collapse

    Mary Elise Sarotte talked about her book, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, about the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. In her book, the author reports…

    591 views
  • emThe Nazis Next Doorem
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    The Nazis Next Door

    Eric Lichtblau talked about his book The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men. Until recently, historians believed the U.S. gave asylum only to key Nazi…

    421 views
  • emWhat We Wonem
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    What We Won

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89, about the CIA’s involvement in Afghanistan from 1979-1989. He also talked about the legacy of…

    645 views
  • emThe Last Empireem
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    The Last Empire

    Serhii Plokhy, Ukrainian history professor at Harvard University, talked about his book, The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union, in which he reports that the dissolution of the…

    1,006 views
  • emThe Dead Handem
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    The Dead Hand

    David Hoffman talked about his book The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy (Doubleday; September 22, 2009). In his book David Hoffman, former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post,…

    909 views
  • emJoseph McCarthyem
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    Joseph McCarthy

    Mr. Herman talks about his book, Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America’s Most Hated Senator, published by Free Press. The book proposes that many of McCarthy’s general…

    2,015 views
  • emStalins Secret Agentsem
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    Stalin's Secret Agents

    M. Stanton Evans talked about his book, Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s Government. He also responded to questions from students in the audience at the 20th annual…

    497 views
  • emKennedy and the Berlin Wallem
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    Kennedy and the Berlin Wall

    W.R. Smyser talked about his book Kennedy and the Berlin Wall: A Hell of a Lot Better than a War (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; August 28, 2009). In his book Mr. Smyser, former U.S. diplomat to…

    874 views
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