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  • Christopher Dickey on emOur Man in Charlestonem
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    Our Man in Charleston

    Christopher Dickey talked about his book Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, in which he recalls the role played by Robert Bunch, British consul assigned to…

    1,133 views
  • emSix Days of War  June 1967em
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    Six Days of War: June 1967

    Michael Oren talked about his book, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. The book chronicles the events of the six-day-long Arab-Israeli War, which resulted…

    734 views
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    Nagasaki

    Susan Southard talked about her book, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, about the city and people of Nagasaki, Japan, from the morning it was bombed to today. August 9, 2015 marked the 70th…

    721 views
  • emJFK in the Senateem
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    JFK in the Senate

    John Shaw, congressional correspondent for Market News International, talked about his book, JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency. In the book he recounts John F. Kennedy’s as the…

    336 views
  • emFDR Goes to Warem
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    FDR Goes to War

    Burton and Anita Folsom contend that President Franklin D. Roosevelt used World War II to promote his own agenda, which according to the authors, included the expansion of the executive branch,…

    1,057 views
  • emA Few Good Womenem
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    A Few Good Women

    Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps (1962-1965 & 1989-1991) presents a history of American women in the armed forces. The author recalls the efforts made by women to fight alongside…

    416 views
  • emWhats My Name Foolem
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    What's My Name, Fool?

    Dave Zirin talked about his book What’s My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States, published by Haymarket Books. Author and journalist Dave Zirin makes the case that professional…

    438 views
  • emPolitics and Pastaem
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    Politics and Pasta

    Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. recounts his twenty year tenure as the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island(1975-1984 & 1991-2002). The former mayor, who was removed from office and spent five years in a…

    486 views
  • emOpening Dayem
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    Opening Day

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro…

    349 views
  • emGenerations  History of Americas Futureem
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    Generations: History of America's Future

    The authors discussed their book, Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. The book is about the effect of generational trends on history and American culture. The authors sort Americans into 18 generations, and…

    1,270 views
  • emIts One OClock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBrideem
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    It's One O'Clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride

    Ms. Ware talked about her book It’s One O’clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography, published by New York University Press. She said McBride was a pioneer of American…

    424 views
  • emDupesem
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    Dupes

    Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, contends that numerous progressives have assisted America’s adversaries. The author examines connections to the Communist Party and…

    2,034 views
  • Richard Paul and Steven Moss on emWe Could Not Failem
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    We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at NASA.…

    696 views
  • emThe First Tycoonem
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    The First Tycoon

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf; April 21, 2009). In his book Mr. Stiles recounts the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who was central in the…

    2,079 views
  • emJefferson and Hamiltonem
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    Jefferson and Hamilton

    John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, talked about his book, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, in which he examines the political…

    1,111 views
  • emSteve Jobsem
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    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson talked about the personal life, professional career, inspiration, and legacy of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computers. Walter Isaacson spoke with John Hollar at the Computer History…

    1,904 views
  • emBuffalo Bills America William Cody and the Wild West Showem
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    Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show

    Louis Warren talked about his book Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show, published by Knopf. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier,…

    496 views
  • How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football
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    Teddy Roosevelt and American Football

    John Miller recounts President Theodore Roosevelt’s involvement in the re-imagining of football, which saved the sport from being banned and ultimately led to the creation of the National…

    958 views
  • Book Discussion emThe Nazis Next Doorem
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    Book Discussion The Nazis Next Door

    Eric Lichtblau talked about his book, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men, about the influx of Nazis who entered the United States following World War II.…

    818 views
  • Diane Jacobs emDear Abigailem
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    Dear Abigail

    Biographer Diane Jacobs recalls the relationship between first lady Abigail Adams and her sisters, Elizabeth Shaw Peabody and Mary Cranch. The sisters from Weymouth, Massachusetts, stayed in…

    461 views
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