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    No Higher Honor

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her life and career, including her tenure in the Bush administration, where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005…

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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…

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    Exit the Colonel

    Ethan Chorin, a diplomat who served as an economic and commercial attache in Tripoli from 2004 to 2006, talked about his book, Exit the Colonel: The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution,…

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    Reagan Rising

    Craig Shirley talked about his book, Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980. He spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of…

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    After the Fall

    Kasey Pipes, former adviser to President George W. Bush, recounted the post-White House years of President Richard Nixon.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    The President Will See You Now

    Peggy Grande, who worked for former President Ronald Reagan after he left the White House and returned to California, talked about her book The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from…

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    JFK and the Reagan Revolution

    Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic talked about their book JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, in which they examine the conservative economic initiatives of…

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    The Last Negroes at Harvard

    Ken Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth looked back at the journeys of 18 black men who were admitted into Harvard in 1959 during the civil rights movement.

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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…

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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.…

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    Washington's End

    Former George W. Bush White House presidential speechwriter Jonathan Horn provided a history of George Washington’s final years.

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    Treating People Well

    Former White House Social Secretaries Jeremy Bernard and Lea Berman shared their thoughts on professional and public civility.

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    Black Prophetic Fire

    Cornel West talked about the book Black Prophetic Fire, which he co-wrote with Christa Buschendorf. In the book, he profiles African American leaders Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois,…

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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…

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    Star Spangled Scandal

    Chris DeRose talked about Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America. In his book he recounted the murder of Francis Scott Key’s son, Philip Barton Key, by New…

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    The Churchill Factor

    London Mayor Boris Johnson talked about his book, The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History, in which he looks at the life of British Prime Minster Winston Churchill and his influence…

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    Mayflower

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, published by Viking. He read from his book and talked about the history of Plymouth Colony, founded in…

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