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  • John F Kennedys White House Campaign
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    John F. Kennedy's White House Campaign

    Curtis Wilkie and Thomas Oliphant talked about their book, The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hosted this program, which…

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    Churchill, Roosevelt & Company

    Lewis Lehrman talked about his book, Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft, on the parallel lives of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President…

  • Reassessing George Washingtons Birthplace
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    Reassessing George Washington's Birthplace

    Professor Philip Levy talked about archaeological research at the National Park Service site of George Washington’s Virginia birthplace. The research is designed to determine if Washington actually was born…

  • John Quincy Adams and Slavery
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    John Quincy Adams and Slavery

    David Waldstreicher and Matthew Mason talked about their book, John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery: Selections from the Diary.

  • Nixon White House Recollections
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    Nixon White House Recollections

    Jo Haldeman, widow of President Nixon’s chief of staff, shares excerpts from her book, In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978. Her husband, H.R.…

  • James Monroes Life and Legacy
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    James Monroe's Life and Legacy

    Historian Scott Harris talked about James Monroe’s life, including the fifth president’s Revolutionary War service, his work as a lawyer, his path to the presidency, and the Monroe Doctrine that…

  • Sculpting James Monroe
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    Sculpting James Monroe

    Sculptor Gordon Kray talked about his artistic process in creating a statue of James Monroe for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The fifth president attended the college until he…

  • Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed
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    Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

    Professor Charles Strozier talked about letters exchanged by Abraham Lincoln and his friend Joshua Speed. Professor Strozier is the author of Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring…

  • John F Kennedy Centennial
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    John F. Kennedy Centennial

    To mark the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, the National Archives hosted a conversation with his nephew, Stephen Kennedy Smith, and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, who are the co-editors…

  • Abraham Lincolns Life Career and Legacy
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    Abraham Lincoln's Life, Career, and Legacy

    Historians talked about Abraham Lincoln’s life, career, and legacy. Speakers include Daniel Crofts, author of Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery; Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation:…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Governors

    Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors, talked about the pivotal role the Union governors played in securing victory in the Civil War. “They are a Body of…

  • First Lady Florence Harding
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    First Lady Florence Harding

    Katherine Sibley talked about how Florence Harding set new precedents as first lady by advocating for causes such as veterans' assistance and animal rights. She also talked about how President Warren…

  • Washington and Hamilton
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    Washington and Hamilton

    Historians talked about the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and George Washington. They spoke about Thomas Jefferson’s opposition to Hamilton’s Federalist Party platform and how…

  • Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ReOpening Ceremony
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    Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Re-Opening Ceremony

    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, held a re-opening ceremony after a major update of its exhibits.

  • Reflections on Richard Nixons Legacy
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    Reflections on Richard Nixon's Legacy

    Ben Stein, a former speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, spoke about President Nixon’s time in the White House. He talked about the 37th president’s energy policies as…

  • Nixons PostWhite House Years
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    Nixon's Post-White House Years

    Former Nixon administration officials talked about Richard Nixon’s post-presidency. They spoke about their roles in the Nixon-Frost interviews, President Nixon’s meetings in China, the writing of…

  • What Makes a Great President
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    What Makes a Great President?

    Barbara Perry talked about the traits that make a great president, including self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and the ability to learn from mistakes. She used George Washington,…

  • Ronald Reagan and Cold War Global Politics
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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Global Politics

    Historians talked about how the Reagan administration transformed global politics. They discussed global financial markets, oil markets, human rights, and cybersecurity against the backdrop of the Cold…

  • Ronald Reagan and Cold War Europe
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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Europe

    Historians talked about the Reagan administration’s Cold War relationships with the Soviet Union, Poland, and other European countries. This program was part of a three-day conference titled…

  • Abraham Lincoln and Immigrants
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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigrants

    Jason Silverman, author of Lincoln and the Immigrant, talked about Abraham Lincoln’s personal, professional, and political relationship with the immigrant population. “I am not a Know Nothing...How Can I…

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