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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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    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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    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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    Blacklisted by History

    M. Stanton Evans talked about his book, Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies, published by Crown Forum. The author argued that…

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    Working Congress

    Robert Mann talked about his book, Working Congress: A Guide for Senators, Representatives, and Citizens. He spoke at the 2014 Louisiana Book Festival, held on November 1 in downtown Baton…

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    American Scripture

    Ms. Maier talked about her new book, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. The book describes the second Continental Congress evolving into a national government, the…

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    The House

    House Historian Robert Remini talked about his book, The House, published by Collins, in which he described the U.S. House of Representatives' responses to the Cold War, the Great Depression, the civil…

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    Tip and the Gipper

    Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” talked about his book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked, in which he recalled the working relationship between President Ronald Reagan and former…

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    U.S. Senator Key Pittman on Ice

    Retired State Archivist Guy Rocha talked about the story that U.S. Senator Key Pittman actually died before his last re-election and his body was kept on ice until after his victory was secured. This was one of…

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    Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007

    Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images from the Web site, “Black Americans in Congress.” He also responded to questions. Then…

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    At the Edge of the Precipice

    Robert Remini, historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, presents a history of the Compromise of 1850 brokered between the North and South by Kentucky Senator Henry Clay. The Compromise was born from a debate between…

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    America's Great Debate

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. In it he tells the story of the nation’s westward…

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    Slade Gorton: A Half Century in Politics

    John Hughes, chief oral historian in the Office of the Secretary of State for the state of Washington, recounts the political career of Slade Gorton, three-term Republican senator from…

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    The Senate: 1789-1989

    Senator Robert Byrd commemorated 200 years of Senate history in his recent book, The Senate: 1789-1989. The book consists of speeches Senator Byrd delivered on the floor of the Senate about…

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    After Words with Ira Shapiro

    Former Ambassador Ira Shapiro shines a spotlight on the senators of the 1960s and 1970s, who passed the Civil Rights and Great Society legislation. He argues that the Senate was diminished by the…

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    Henry Clay: The Essential American

    Historians David and Jeanne Heidler recount the life of the “the Western Star,” Henry Clay. The youngest speaker of the House and long time U.S. Senator from Kentucky who served under ten presidents.…

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    At the Edge of the Precipice

    Robert Remini talked about his book At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise that Saved the Union (Basic Books, 2010) in conversation with Gary Johnson. He responded to…

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