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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    750 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

    395 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    804 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,…

    777 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    798 views
  • emOSS in Chinaem
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    OSS in China

    U.S. Naval Academy professor Maochun Yu talked about his book, OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War, in which he examines the history of the Office of Strategic Services in China and its…

    454 views
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    Hanoi's War

    Lien-Hang Nguyen talked about her book, Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was an event in…

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  • After Words with David Coleman
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    After Words with David Coleman

    David Coleman, author of The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes, discussed using White House tapes and extensive research to…

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