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  • emThe US Supreme Court A Very Short Introductionem
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    The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

    Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was an event in the Contemporary Life…

    426 views
  • emNovember 22 1963em and emKennedy and Reaganem
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    November 22, 1963 and Kennedy and Reagan

    Dean Owen, author of November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy and Scott Farris, author of Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure, talked…

    566 views
  • emFDRem
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    FDR

    Jean Edward Smith talked about his biography FDR, published by Random House. Professor Smith researched President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s private and public life which included his battle with polio,…

    1,066 views
  • emThe Collapseem
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    The Collapse

    Mary Elise Sarotte talked about her book, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, about the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. In her book, the author reports…

    1,269 views
  • emIn the Name of God The Khomeini Decadeem
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    In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade

    Formerly with the Sunday Times of London and stationed in the Middle East, foreign correspondent Robin Wright catalogues her experiences of Iran in her book In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade. Ms. Wright…

    1,204 views
  • emTo End a Presidencyem
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    To End a Presidency

    Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe and lawyer Joshua Matz explored the history of impeachment and its potential role in the 21st century.

    1,250 views
  • Bryan Burrough on emDays of Rageem
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    Days of Rage

    Bryan Burrough talked about his book, Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence. He spoke with Rick Perlstein, author of The Invisible…

    1,485 views
  • emThe Heartbreak of Aaron Burrem
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    The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

    Historian H.W. Brands profiled Aaron Burr, the former vice president to Thomas Jefferson. Aaron Burr is most remembered for killing former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel on…

    3,307 views
  • emThe Road to Woodstockem
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    The Road to Woodstock

    Michael Lang talked about his memoir The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary Festival (Ecco; June 30, 2009). A co-founder of the Woodstock Music Festival, he recounts the…

    1,188 views
  • emInvading Mexicoem
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    Invading Mexico

    Joseph Wheelan explores the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. The author chronicles President James Polk’s desire to acquire California via war and the popular dissent that followed the start of the war…

    1,998 views
  • emMansonem
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    Manson

    Jeff Guinn talked about his book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson’s…

    927 views
  • emGo Down Togetherem
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    Go Down Together

    Jeff Guinn talked about his book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde (Simon and Schuster; March 10, 2009). He used many unpublished sources to present a history of the…

    2,004 views
  • emIt Worked for Meem
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    It Worked for Me

    Colin Powell, retired four-star general and former secretary of state, recounts his military and political career through a collection of 44 remembrances that impart General Powell’s thoughts on life and leadership. General Powell weaves his…

    1,202 views
  • emRemember  The Journey to School Integrationem
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    Remember: The Journey to School Integration

    Ms. Morrison talked about her book, Remember: The Journey to School Integration, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, which is intended primarily for young readers, the…

    659 views
  • emSpies Patriots and Traitorsem
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    Spies, Patriots, and Traitors

    Kenneth Daigler talked about his book, Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, in which he looks at U.S. intelligence during the Revolutionary War and…

    1,091 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.

    925 views
  • 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…

    1,100 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.…

    1,031 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…

    8,115 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…

    583 views
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