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    On Tyranny

    Professor Timothy Snyder talked about his book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, in which he reflects on how many democracies failed throughout Europe during the 20th…

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    Age of Anger

    Pankaj Mishra talked about his book Age of Anger: A History of the Present, in which he examines the catalysts in society, past and present, that give rise to nationalist groups and hate…

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    Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    Historians talked about about Jesse Owens and his legendary performance in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and how black athletes confronted Nazi white supremacy propaganda during the games.

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    Cuisine and Empire

    Historians talked about the relationship between food and societies throughout world history. Using Rachel Laudan’s book, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History as a starting point, they…

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    Atlas Obscura

    Ella Morton, co-author of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, talked about her book. She spoke at the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival, held at the Central Branch…

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    Hero of the Empire

    Candice Millard talked about her book Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, in which she recalls the actions of future British Prime…

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    Spain in Our Hearts

    Adam Hochschild talked about his book Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, in which he provides a history of the Spanish Civil War. He spoke at the 28th…

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    Murder Was Not a Crime

    Judy Gaughan talked about her book, Murder Was Not a Crime: Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic, about how families were given the power to carry out their own forms of punishment, including murder,…

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    Slave Wrecks Project Interview

    Lonnie Bunch and Paul Gardullo talked about the Smithsonian’s participation in a global consortium called the Slave Wrecks Project. They spoke about the discovery of a slave ship that…

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    Q&A with Scott Christianson

    Scott Christianson talked about his book, 100 Documents that Changed the World: From the Magna Carta to Wikileaks.

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    Panel Discussion on World History

    Panelists talked about world history. Panelists included Mary Beard, author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome; Mark Molesky, author of This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in…

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    Artists Under Hitler

    Professor Jonathan Petropoulos talked about his book, Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany. This interview, conducted at Claremont McKenna College, is part of Book…

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    1924

    Peter Ross Range talked about his book 1924: The Year That Made Hitler, in which he looks at Adolf Hitler’s nine months in prison in 1924 for his failed attempt at overthrowing the German…

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    Operation Long Jump

    Bill Yenne talked about his book, Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Greatest Assassination Plot in History, about the Nazi plot to assassinate Roosevelt, Stalin,…

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    Totalitarian Regimes and History

    Historians and authors talked about how totalitarian regimes destroy cultural sites and artifacts in order to obscure historical memory from the public.

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    Web of Deceit

    Barry Lando talked about his book, Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush, published by Other Press. He argued that the current situation…

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    1932

    David Pietrusza talked about his book 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR-Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny, in which he examines the events that marked presidential races…

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    Caribbean Sugar and the British Colonies

    Professor Robert Paulett talked about Caribbean sugar and its role in the development of Britain’s Atlantic colonies, especially in regards to ideas of race and slavery in the 1600s. He…

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    Interview on 1932

    David Pietrusza talked about his book, 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR-Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club…

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    Magna Carta

    Dan Jones, author of Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty, talked about the creation of the Magna Carta and its impact on democratic principles, including the language used in the U.S. Constitution.…

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