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  • emJames Madison A Life Reconsideredem
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    James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

    Lynne Cheney talked about her book, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered, in which she examines the political philosophy and presidential tenure of America’s fourth president. President…

    998 views
  • emGunfight The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in Americaem
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    Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America

    Adam Winkler talked about his book Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America. He was interviewed by Mr. Dunham and responded to questions from members of the audience.…

    976 views
  • Noam Chomsky on emMasters of Mankindem
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    Masters of Mankind

    Noam Chomsky talked about his book of essays Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, in which he discusses international and domestic affairs. He spoke with David Barsamian of…

    7,782 views
  • emThe Woman Behind the New Dealem
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    The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirstin Downey talked about her book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). She…

    532 views
  • emThe Speechem
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    The Speech

    Gary Younge talked about his book, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream, in which he examines Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream Speech,” delivered during…

    704 views
  • emApollo 8em
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    Apollo 8

    Jeffrey Kluger talked about his book, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon, about NASA’s first successful manned mission to orbit the moon. Mr. Kluger is the…

    805 views
  • Book Discussion on emAn Empire on the Edgeem
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    An Empire on the Edge

    Nick Bunker talked about his book, An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America, about the three years preceding the start of the Revolutionary War. In his book, the author…

    1,299 views
  • emThe Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parksem
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    The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

    Jeanne Theoharis, political science professor at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, talked about her book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she recounts the late…

    1,093 views
  • em1941em
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    1941

    Marc Wortman talked about his book 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, in which he examines America’s secret forays into World War II prior to the attack on…

    1,418 views
  • emHer Storyem
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    Her Story

    Charlotte Waisman and Jill Tietjen talked about their book, Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America, and responded to audience members' questions. Their profiles of women vary…

    337 views
  • emThe Hidden White Houseem
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    The Hidden White House

    Robert Klara talked about his book, The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence, in which he recounts the physical improvements made to…

    960 views
  • emCountdown to Pearl Harborem
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    Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl…

    1,181 views
  • emAmerican Originalem and emThe Will of the Peopleem
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    American Original and The Will of the People

    Joan Biskupic talked about her biography of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and Barry Friedman discussed the thesis that the Supreme Court responds as much to popular opinion…

    358 views
  • emNation Withinem
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    Nation Within

    Tom Coffman talked about his book Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawai’i (Koa Books; 2 edition, June 15, 2009). In the book he talks about how the U.S. obtained Hawaii and the resistance to annexation by…

    1,396 views
  • emUnfamiliar Fishesem
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    Unfamiliar Fishes

    Sarah Vowell examines the Americanization of Hawaii that began with the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820. The author recounts the coup, organized by the missionaries, that…

    2,186 views
  • emSouthern Stormem
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    Southern Storm

    Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau discussed the military campaign of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and his 60,000 troops from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia in 1864. General Sherman’s…

    1,143 views
  • emWar of Twoem
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    War of Two

    John Sedgwick talked about his book War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation, in which he examines the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Vice…

    2,115 views
  • Elizabeth Fenn on emEncounters at the Heart of the Worldem
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    Encounters at the Heart of the World

    Elizabeth Fenn talked about her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People. She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held…

    1,841 views
  • emThe Last Standem
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    The Last Stand

    National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick, recounts the Battle of Little Bighorn that took place at Little Bighorn River in Central Montana on June 25, 1876. The conflict between the U.S.…

    1,876 views
  • Larry Tye Discusses emBobby Kennedyem
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    Book Discussion Bobby Kennedy

    Larry Tye talked about his book Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, in which he remembers the personal life and political career of Robert F. Kennedy.

    1,407 views
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