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  • Discussion on DDay
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    Discussion on D-Day

    Historians Antony Beevor, Rick Atkinson, Douglas Brinkley, and Susan Eisenhower discussed D-Day at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

    468 views
  • emLes Parisiennesem
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    Les Parisiennes

    Anne Sebba provided a history of women in Paris under Nazi occupation during World War II. She spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

    597 views
  • Antony Beevor on World War II
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    Antony Beevor on World War II

    Military historian Antony Beevor provided a history of World War II. He spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

    447 views
  • Rick Atkinson on the US Army in World War II
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    Rick Atkinson on the U.S. Army in World War II

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson recalled the U.S. Army’s actions during World War II. He spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

    460 views
  • emThe Battle of Arnhemem
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    The Battle of Arnhem

    Military historian Antony Beevor provided a history of the Battle of Arnhem, a failed Allied operation that resulted in the deaths of 17,000 soldiers in September 1944.

    997 views
  • emThe Tango Warem
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    The Tango War

    Journalist Mary Jo McConahay provided a history of Latin American involvement in World War II, as both the Allied and the Axis powers vied for its support.

    864 views
  • em1941em
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    1941

    Marc Wortman talked about his book 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, in which he examines America’s secret forays into World War II prior to the attack on…

    1,364 views
  • emCountdown to Pearl Harborem
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    Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl…

    1,138 views
  • emPromoting the War Effortem
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    Promoting the War Effort

    Mordecai Lee, governmental affairs professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, recounted the U.S. government’s public relations efforts to promote the American entry into World War…

    465 views
  • emAdvocating Overlordem
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    Advocating Overlord

    Former national security official Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

    345 views
  • emA Blueprint for Warem
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    A Blueprint for War

    Susan Dunn, humanities professor at Williams College, recounted FDR’s efforts to ready America militarily for World War II.

    707 views
  • emAdvocating Overlordem
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    Advocating Overlord

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

    635 views
  • emThe Flying Tigersem
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    The Flying Tigers

    Sam Kleiner recounted a group of American pilots who surreptitiously set up a base in Burma in the summer of 1941 to defend China and were the first to engage Japan following the attack on…

    924 views
  • emBefore the Falloutem
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    Before the Fallout

    Diana Preston talked about her book Before The Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, published by Walker and Company. On December 26, 1898, Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium and observed that…

    513 views
  • emDog Companyem
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    Dog Company

    Military historian Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc - The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe. He recounted the U.S.…

    1,069 views
  • emA Curious Madnessem
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    A Curious Madness

    Eric Jaffe talked about his book, A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II, in which he recounts the…

    1,019 views
  • emFields of Battleem
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    Fields of Battle

    Sports reporter Brian Curtis retraced the lives of the 1942 Rose Bowl players and their entry into World War II.

    718 views
  • Robert Harris Discusses 1938 ChamberlainHitler Munich Summit
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    Munich

    Novelist Robert Harris explored the 1938 meeting between British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin and Adolf Hitler that granted territory in Czechoslovakia and many of its resources to…

    2,581 views
  • emGeorge Kennan A Study of Characterem
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    George Kennan: A Study of Character

    John Lukacs talked about his biography, George Kennan: A Study of Character, published by Yale University Press. Lukacs recounted the life of diplomat and historian George Kennan (1904-2005) who…

    1,186 views
  • emThe Last Fighter Pilotem
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    The Last Fighter Pilot

    World War II veteran Jerry Yellin talked about his book The Last Fighter Pilot, in which he recalls his bombing missions over Japan from April to August of 1945.

    1,426 views
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