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  • 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…

  • 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 He used many unpublished sources to present a history of the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • emMansonem
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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • emThe Speechem
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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…

  • emApollo 8em
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    Apollo 8

    Jeffrey Kluger talked about his book, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon, about NASA’s first successful manned mission to orbit the moon. Mr. Kluger is the…

  • Book Discussion on emAn Empire on the Edgeem
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    An Empire on the Edge

    Nick Bunker talked about his book, An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America, about the three years preceding the start of the Revolutionary War. In his book, the author…

  • emThe Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parksem
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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…

  • em1941em
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    Marc Wortman talked about his book 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, in which he examines America’s secret forays into World War II prior to the attack on…

  • emHer Storyem
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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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