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  • emThe Splendid and the Vileem
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    The Splendid and the Vile

    Erik Larson looked at Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s leadership during the London Blitz. This was a virtual event hosted by Future Tense, a partnership of New America, Slate, and…

  • emThe Women with Silver Wingsem
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    The Women with Silver Wings

    Katherine Sharp Landdeck provided a history of the female pilots who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II…

  • emThe Trial of Adolf Hitlerem
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    The Trial of Adolf Hitler

    David King talked about his book The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany, in which he recounts Adolf Hitler’s trial for high treason in February, 1924, which…

  • emTower of Skullsem
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    Tower of Skulls

    Historian Richard Frank provided the first of a multi-volume history of the Asia-Pacific War, from 1937-1942.

  • emIn the Cauldronem
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    In the Cauldron

    Lew Paper talked about his book, In the Cauldron: Terror, Tension, and the American Ambassador’s Struggle to Avoid Pearl Harbor, in which he recounted the efforts of former U.S. Ambassador to…

  • Author Discussion on World War II
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    Author Discussion on World War II

    Michael Dobbs, author of The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between; Alex Kershaw, The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II; and…

  • emEscape from Parisem
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    Escape from Paris

    Military historian Stephen Harding talked about his book, Escape from Paris: Aviators, Spies and Star-Crossed Lovers in Wartime France, in which he recounted a group of American aviators…

  • emCitizen 865em
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    Citizen 865

    Author and journalist Debbie Cenziper talked about her book, Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America, in which she reported on the Nazi war criminals who secretly…

  • 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.

  • emSuch Splendid Prisonsem
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    Such Splendid Prisons

    Harvey Solomon chronicled the experiences of Axis power diplomats and their families in the U.S. who, following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, were detained at the Greenbrier and other luxury…

  • emA Lucky Childem
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    A Lucky Child

    Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, recalled his childhood during the Holocaust. He was a survivor of two labor camps and one of the youngest prisoners…

  • emA Guest of the Reichem
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    A Guest of the Reich

    Washington Post national security editor Peter Finn talked about his book, A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre and Her Dramatic Captivity and Daring Escape from Nazi…

  • emThe Berlin Missionem
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    The Berlin Mission

    Historian Richard Breitman talked about his book, he Berlin Mission: The American Who Resisted Nazi Germany from Within, in which he recalled the efforts of Raymond Geist, an American…

  • emNo Surrenderem
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    No Surrender

    Chris Edmonds, author of No Surrender: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier’s Extraordinary Courage in the Face of Evil, talked about his book in which he retraced his father’s journey as an…

  • emFire and Fortitudeem
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    Fire and Fortitude

    Military historian John McManus talked about his book, Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943, in which he provided a history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater…

  • emGeorge Marshallem
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    George Marshall

    Biographer David Roll talked about his book, George Marshall: Defender of the Republic, in which he recalled the life of military leader George Marshall, who served as President Franklin…

  • emSudden Courageem
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    Sudden Courage

    French and European Studies Professor Ronald Rosbottom talked about his book, Sudden Courage: Youth in France Confront the Germans, 1940-1945, in which he provided a history of the young…

  • emDDay Girlsem
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    D-Day Girls

    Sarah Rose talked about her book, D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II, in which she reported on British female spies in World…

  • emA Woman of No Importanceem
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    A Woman of No Importance

    Sonia Purnell talked about her book, A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II, in which she recounted the life of Baltimore socialite…

  • emGlory in their Spiritem
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    Glory in their Spirit

    Former Army transportation specialist Sandra Bolzenius talked about her book, Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army During World War II, in which she recalled the…

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