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    The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen

    Princeton University History Professor Linda Colley looked at the history of written constitutions from the 18th century to today. This was a virtual event hosted by Labyrinth Books in…

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    The Dawning of the Apocalypse

    Historian Gerald Horne talked about Spanish colonialism and slavery in North America during the 16th century. This virtual event was hosted by the New Haven Free Public Library.

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    The Plague Cycle

    Charles Kenny, senior fellow and director of technology at the Center for Global Development, detailed the relationship between infectious disease and civilization throughout history. This…

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    Winston and Clementine

    Ms. Soames talked about her book, Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book examines the personal letters of the Churchills…

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    Money for Nothing

    MIT professor Thomas Levenson discussed how the leaders of the Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets and, as a result, invented modern finance. This…

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    Q&A with Margaret MacMillan

    Margaret MacMillan was interviewed about her book Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World, published by Random House. She described then President Nixon’s 1972 trip to China, details…

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    Legacy of 20th Century Wars

    The authors discussed the consequences, lessons, and legacy of twentieth century wars. Mr. Hatfield moderated the discussion. The panelists responded to questions from the moderator and the…

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    The Invention of Yesterday

    Tamim Ansary talked about his book, The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection, in which he explored differing interpretations of history…

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    National History Day, "We Fight, We Sacrifice, We Triumph, Triumph & Tragedy of Hitler Youth"

    Three middle school students from Atlas Academy in Waco, Texas, performed in the National History Day junior group finals competition in College Park, Maryland. Their topic was the the…

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    1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    Charles Mann, author of 1491, about the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, revisits the Americas afterward. The author reports on the European voyages that followed and the transportation of flora…

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    Author Discussion on World History

    Three authors took part in a session of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books titled, “Excavating the Past: Writing International Histories.” The panelists and the titles of their books were:…

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    The Virtue of Nationalism

    Yoram Hazony argued that having a world of independent nations is favorable to having global governance.

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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    Eric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the America’s in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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    U.S. and Russia in March 1917

    Journalist and author Will Englund discussed his book, March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution. Mr. Englund details the turmoil and opposition to World War I in Russia that forced Czar Nicholas…

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    The Road to Unfreedom

    Yale University’s Timothy Snyder talked about the rise of authoritarianism around the world.

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    The Marshall Plan

    Benn Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, chronicled the efforts to rebuild western Europe following World War II.

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    Nationalism Versus Globalism

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox and Nigel Farage, the former United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader, debated the merits of nationalism and globalism at the University of…

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    The Fate of Rome

    In his book, The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire, author Kyle Harper uses innovative geological and genetic research to show how climate change and disease…

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    One Long Night

    Andrea Pitzer talked about her book One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, in which she provides a history of concentration camps that covers four continents and two…

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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…

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