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    Burning Down the House

    Princeton University History Professor Julian Zelizer explored the political ascendancy of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and argued that his congressional leadership was the beginning…

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    King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    Wil Haygood talked about the paperback reissue of his book King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., first published in 1993 by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, Mr.…

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    Congress at War

    Historian Fergus Bordewich argued that Congress, led by the Republican Party, played a vital role in the Union’s victory in the Civil War.

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    The Meanest Man in Congress

    Brendan and Timothy McNulty talked about their book, The Meanest Man in Congress: Jack Brooks and the Making of an American Century, in which they recalled the life and work of the late…

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    From Inclusion to Influence

    In his book, From Inclusion to Influence: Latino Representation in Congress and Latino Political Incorporation, author Walter Wilson explored the efforts of Latinos in Congress and the importance of Latino…

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    The U.S. Senate and the Commonwealth

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Roy Brownell talked bout their book, The U.S. Senate and the Commonwealth: Kentucky Lawmakers and the Evolution of Legislative Leadership,…

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    Robert H. Michel

    Frank Mackaman and Sean Kelly recalled the congressional tenure of the late Representative Robert Michel (R-IL), the longest-serving Republican leader of the House of Representatives.

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    Barbara F. Vucanovich

    Representative Barbara Vucanovich (R-NV) was Nevada’s first woman ever elected to a federal office. Her daughter and co-author, Patricia Cafferata, shared her mother’s story through her memoir, Barbara…

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    Every Day is Extra

    Former Secretary of State John Kerry discussed his memoir, Every Day is Extra, on his life and career.

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    Lone Star Leaders

    In Lone Star Leaders: Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation, author James Riddlesperger examined the representatives that fueled Texas' political influence during the past 125 years.…

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    J. William Fulbright Collection

    The University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collection’s Joshua Youngblood showed various images, documents, and personal items from J. William Fulbright’s career as a U.S. Senator, internationalist, and…

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    John William McCormack

    Garrison Nelson talked about his book John William McCormack: A Political Biography, in which he recalls the life of John William McCormack, who served in the House of Representatives for…

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    Democrazy

    Former Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) talked about his memoir, Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food. Mr. Radel resigned from Congress in 2014 after…

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    Democrazy

    Former Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) talked about his book Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food, in which he recounts his time in Congress and…

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    The Art of Tough

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talked about her book The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, in which she recalls her life in politics. She spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage…

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    On War and Politics

    Major General Arnold Punaro (Retired) talked about his book, On War and Politics: The Battlefield Inside Washington’s Beltway, about his life in the military and in Congress. Major General…

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    Black Faces, Black Interests

    Carol Swain talked about her book, Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress. She was interviewed at Vanderbilt University. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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    Lion of the Senate

    David Nexon, former domestic policy adviser to Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), talked about his book Lion of the Senate: When Ted Kennedy Rallied the Democrats in a GOP Congress, which he co-wrote with…

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    Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of The American West

    Steven Schulte talked about his book Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of the American West, in which he tells the story of Representative Aspinall (D-CO), chair of the House Interior and Insular Affairs…

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    Speaker

    Representative Dennis Hastert (R-IL) talked about his autobiography, Speaker: Lessons from 40 Years in Coaching and Politics, published by Regnery Publishing. He described his careers in high…

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