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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    243 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.

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  • 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.…

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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…

    677 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.

    519 views
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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…

    970 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.

    649 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…

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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…

    1,092 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.

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    Our Germans

    In his book, Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State, Brian Crim explained the secret government operation used to smuggle Nazi scientists into the U.S. and the reaction of the…

    548 views
  • emThe Second World Warsem
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    The Second World Wars

    Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book The Second World Wars, in which he recounts the key battles of World War II. He spoke with Rich Lowry.

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  • emHitler in Los Angelesem
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    Hitler in Los Angeles

    Professor Steven Ross talked about his book Hitler in Los Angeles, in which he recalls when American veterans infiltrated Nazi and fascist groups in Los Angeles during the lead-up to World…

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

    Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls, and Meredith Hindley, author of Destination Casablanca, talked about the hidden histories of World War II. They spoke at the 2017 Texas Book Festival in…

    744 views
  • emFDRs Twelve Apostlesem
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    FDR's Twelve Apostles

    Hal Vaughan talked about his book, FDR’s 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa, published by The Lyons Press. He told the story of 12 men appointed by…

    598 views
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    Code Girls

    Liza Mundy talked about her book, Code Girls, about the contributions of women code breakers during World War II. She spoke at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books.

    1,485 views
  • Book TV Robert Edsel
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    Open Phones with Robert Edsel

    Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men, responded to viewer comments and questions. In The Monuments Men, Mr. Edsel tells the story of the Allied forces who were tasked with recovering…

    1,433 views
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    19 Weeks

    Norman Moss talked about his book, 19 Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940. He described the time between May and September of 1940, during which Britain prepared for an imminent…

    565 views
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