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  • emGeorge Kennan A Study of Characterem
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    George Kennan: A Study of Character

    John Lukacs talked about his biography, George Kennan: A Study of Character, published by Yale University Press. Lukacs recounted the life of diplomat and historian George Kennan (1904-2005) who…

  • emThe Great Influenzaem
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    The Great Influenza

    Mr. Barry talked about his book The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, published by Viking Press. The book discusses an influenza that spread across the…

  • Heather Ann Thompson Discusses emBlood in the Waterem
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    Blood in the Water

    Heather Ann Thompson talked about her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, in which she recalls the Attica prison uprising that took place at the…

  • emThe Black Power Mixtape 19671975em
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    The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key participants like Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P.…

  • emThe Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitutionem
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    The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution

    Brion McClanahan examines the U.S. Constitution and presented his thoughts on the authors of the document’s original intentions and whether its current interpretation should be rigid or flexible.…

  • emWhy Wilson Mattersem
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    Why Wilson Matters

    Professor Tony Smith talked about his book Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today, in which he offers his thoughts on the impact of President Woodrow Wilson on American…

  • emThe Pueblo Incidentem
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    The Pueblo Incident

    Professor Lerner discussed his book, The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy, published by the University Press of Kansas. The USS Pueblo was an aging cargo ship refurbished to serve…

  • emThis Time We Winem
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    This Time We Win

    Washington Times senior editorial writer James Robbins argues that the Tet Offensive was actually a failure for the North Vietnamese and that the U.S. media and left-wing academics created…

  • emEcstatic Nationem
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    Ecstatic Nation

    Brenda Wineapple talked about her book, Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877, in which she presents a history of the United States in the mid-nineteenth century.…

  • emThe Real Custerem
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    The Real Custer

    James Robbins talked about his book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, in which he recounts the life and military career of General George Custer. In his book, the author…

  • Heather Hendershot Discusses emOpen to Debateem
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    Open to Debate

    Heather Hendershot talked about her book Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line, in which she looks at William F. Buckley’s television program, “Firing…

  • emThe Kennedy Assassination  24 Hours Afterem
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    The Kennedy Assassination - 24 Hours After

    Steven Gillon talked about his book The Kennedy Assassination - 24 Hours After: Lyndon B. Johnson’s Pivotal First Day as President (Basic Books; (October 6, 2009). In his book Professor…

  • emThanksgivingem
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    Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about her book Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience, in which she provides a history of Thanksgiving.

  • emFDRs Twelve Apostlesem
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    FDR's Twelve Apostles

    Hal Vaughan talked about his book, FDR’s 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa, published by The Lyons Press. He told the story of 12 men appointed by…

  • emReal Native Geniusem
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    Real Native Genius

    Angela Hudson talked about her book, Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians.

  • emCircle of Treasonem
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    Circle of Treason

    Sandra Grimes talked about her book, Circle of Treason: The CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, in which she chronicles the hunting down and capture of CIA mole…

  • emColumbus in the Americasem
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    Columbus in the Americas

    William Least Heat-Moon discussed his latest book, Columbus in the Americas, published by John Wiley and Sons. In it, the author makes the case that Columbus' interaction with the indigenous…

  • emTurn Away Thy Sonem
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    Turn Away Thy Son

    Betsy Jacoway talked about her book, Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, the Crisis that Shocked a Nation, published by Free Press. Ms. Jacoway, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, recounted the integration…

  • Akhil Reed Amar on emLaw of the Landem
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    The Law of the Land

    Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic, about the way geography impacts the way the American Constitution is interpreted and the…

  • emThe Great Inflation and Its Aftermathem
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    The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath

    Robert Samuelson talked about his book The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence, published by Random House (November 11, 2008). The book is about the rise…

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