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    The Writer's Crusade

    Journalist Tom Roston provided a history of Kurt Vonnegut’s writing of his novel about World War II, Slaughterhouse Five, and questioned if Vonnegut’s own post-traumatic stress disorder…

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    The Eagles of Heart Mountain

    Bradford Pearson told the story of the Japanese Americans held at an internment camp in Wyoming during World War ll and how their sons, during their incarceration, played for an undefeated…

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    After Words with Madeleine Albright

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recounts her early childhood years in her native Czechoslovakia, as it came under the control of Nazi Germany. Using her parents' writings,…

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    All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

    Rebecca Donner told the story of American Mildred Harnack who led an unground resistance group in Germany during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free Library of…

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    Into the Forest

    Rebecca Frankel recounted how a Polish family evaded the Nazis by living for two years in the Bialowieza Forest and how they were eventually saved and immigrated to the United States. This…

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    When Can We Go Back to America?

    USC history lecturer Susan Kamei profiled 130 Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This was a virtual event hosted by the Japanese…

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    The Bomber Mafia

    Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell examined the development of precision bombing during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

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    After Words with Bob Dole

    Former Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole talked about his book One Soldier’s Story: A Memoir, published by HarperCollins. The book was about his experience joining the Army in 1940's, and…

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    Author Discussion on Women in World War II

    Erika Robuck, author of The Invisible Woman, and Stephanie Dray, author of The Women of Chateau Lafayette," discussed the role of women in World War II. This event is from the Virtual…

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    Facing the Mountain

    Bestselling author Daniel James Brown explored the struggles of Japanese-American families in the United States and Japanese-American soldiers in Europe during World War II. This was a…

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    Unknown Valor

    Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum provided a history of World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima that took place in February and March of 1945. This was a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan…

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    Flash of Light, Wall of Fire

    Don Carleton presented the work of 23 photographers who captured the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This was a virtual event hosted by the 2021 Virtual San Antonio Book Festival.

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    Author Discussion on Women Heroes of World War II

    Judy Batalion, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and author of The Light of Days, and Rebecca Donner, author of All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days, shared the stories of women who…

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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…

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    Hattiesburg

    University of North Carolina History Professor William Sturkey provided a history of the Jim Crow South through the lives of Black Americans who lived in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This was…

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    40 Thieves on Saipan

    Joseph Tachovsky and Cynthia Kraack told the story of Joseph Tachovsky’s father, Frank, and the elite platoon of Marines he commanded in the Battle of Saipan during World War II. This…

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    War of Shadows

    Historian and journalist Gorshom Gorenberg looked at the work of Allied codebreakers during World War II as they attempted to stop Rommel’s Axis army in the North African theater. This was…

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    The Great Secret

    Historian Jennet Conant discussed the sinking of 17 Allied ships in Italy in December 1943, which included the John Harvey, an American ship that was secretly holding 2,000 mustard bombs.…

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    The Last Million

    Historian David Nasaw discussed the one million refugees throughout Europe in the years following World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in…

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    Twilight of the Gods

    Military historian Ian Toll concluded his three-volume history of the Pacific Theater during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

    1,423 views
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