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  • 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…

    780 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…

    1,041 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…

    321 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…

    1,354 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…

    2,122 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…

    1,012 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…

    2,048 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…

    1,795 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.…

    1,769 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.

    1,380 views
  • emPower to the Poorem
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    Power to the Poor

    Gordon Mantler talked about his book, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974, in which he recounts the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. The…

    503 views
  • emLafayette in the Somewhat United Statesem
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    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Sarah Vowell talked about her book Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of the French-born Marquis de Lafayette. She spoke…

    2,116 views
  • emDog Companyem
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    Dog Company

    Military historian Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc - The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe. He recounted the U.S.…

    1,041 views
  • emBlack Culture and the New Dealem
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    Black Culture and the New Deal

    Lauren Sklaroff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). In her book she examines New Deal…

    723 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…

    1,451 views
  • emRebel Yellem
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    Rebel Yell

    S.C. Gwynne talked about his book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, in which he recounts the life and military career of Confederate general Thomas…

    1,159 views
  • emA Curious Madnessem
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    A Curious Madness

    Eric Jaffe talked about his book, A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II, in which he recounts the…

    1,001 views
  • emAmerican Phoenixem
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    American Phoenix

    Jane Hampton Cook talked about her book, American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence. She spoke at the 2014 Fall for the…

    771 views
  • Terry Alford on emFortunes Foolem
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    Fortune's Fool

    Terry Alford talked about his book Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth, in which he recalls the life of John Wilkes Booth, from his childhood in Maryland to his acting career and…

    1,239 views
  • Linda Hirshman on emSisters in Lawem
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    Sisters in Law

    Linda Hirshman talked about her book, Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, in which she looks at the relationship…

    1,952 views
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