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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…

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    When Women Invented Television

    Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiled four women who were pioneers in the television industry. This was a virtual event hosted by the Kansas City Public Library.

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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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    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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    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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    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 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…

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    Secrets

    Daniel Ellsberg talked about his book, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, published by Viking Press. Mr. Ellsberg was a Defense Department analyst in 1971 when he…

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    Stand By Me

    Jim Downs talked about his book Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation, in which he examines the people, places, and events that composed the gay rights movement during the…

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    Come Fly the World

    Julia Cooke recounted the lives and careers of Pan Am stewardesses in the 1960's and 70's. This was a virtual event hosted by Books and Books Bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida.

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    Fur, Fortune, and Empire

    Eric Jay Dolin presents a history of the American fur trade. First documented by Henry Hudson during his journey to America in 1609, the abundance of what Hudson deemed “good furs” led to European…

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    A Lucky Child

    Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, recalled his childhood during the Holocaust. He was a survivor of two labor camps and one of the youngest prisoners…

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    The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights

    Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International, talked about her book, The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights. She argues that human rights and poverty are directly connected…

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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…

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    Elizabeth the Queen

    Sally Bedell Smith recounts the life of Queen Elizabeth II who ascended the British throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five. The author examines the queen’s public and personal life, from…

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    Sex Matters

    Syndicated columnist Mona Charen argued that the feminist agenda has upended the nuclear family and how relationships between men and women are viewed.

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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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    Generosity Unbound

    Calire Gaudiani looks at the history of philanthropy in the U.S. and argues that Americans would benefit more if there was less government regulation of private foundations. She discussed…

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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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