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  • emThe Fever of 1721em
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    The Fever of 1721

    Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics, in which he recalls a smallpox outbreak in Boston in April 1721 that…

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  • Historian Ron Chernow Discusses emGrantem
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    Grant

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow recalled the life of Ulysses S. Grant at the 18th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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  • 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…

    3,595 views
  • emOklahoma Cityem
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    Oklahoma City

    Investigative journalist Andrew Gumbel reports on the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The attack, executed by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols,…

    872 views
  • 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…

    2,386 views
  • Stephen Kinzer Discusses emThe True Flagem
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    The True Flag

    Stephen Kinzer talked about his book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, in which he recounts the public debate over American foreign policy at the…

    2,227 views
  • Sonia Shah Discusses emPandemicem
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    Pandemic

    Sonia Shah talked about her book, Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, about the spread of infectious diseases around the world over the past 50 years and what…

    1,512 views
  • emThe Informant  The Murder of Viola Liuzzoem
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    The Informant: The Murder of Viola Liuzzo

    Gary May talked about his book The Informant: The FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo, published by Yale University Press. The book recounts former FBI informant Gary Thomas…

    916 views
  • emThe Rise of Andrew Jacksonem
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    The Rise of Andrew Jackson

    Historians David and Jeanne Heidler looked at how Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828.

    1,083 views
  • emBlack Prophetic Fireem
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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,…

    1,203 views
  • emPlaying with Fireem
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    Playing with Fire

    Lawrence O’Donnell talked about his book Playing with Fire, in which he recalls the turmoil of the 1968 presidential election.

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  • Richard Carwardine Discusses emLincolns Sense of Humorem
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    Lincoln's Sense of Humor

    Richard Carwardine talked about his book Lincoln’s Sense of Humor, in which he examines Abraham Lincoln’s sense of humor and his ability to invoke it throughout his life and presidential…

    1,534 views
  • emReagan Risingem
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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…

    10,594 views
  • emRescue Boardem
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    Rescue Board

    Rebecca Erbelding of the Holocaust Museum provided a history of the War Refugee Board, created in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the objective of assisting Jewish refugees.

    886 views
  • How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football
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    Teddy Roosevelt and American Football

    John Miller recounts President Theodore Roosevelt’s involvement in the re-imagining of football, which saved the sport from being banned and ultimately led to the creation of the National…

    2,010 views
  • emTo End a Presidencyem
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    To End a Presidency

    Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe and lawyer Joshua Matz explored the history of impeachment and its potential role in the 21st century.

    1,515 views
  • emA Lucky Childem
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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…

    972 views
  • 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…

    901 views
  • emWhose Trade Organizationem
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    Whose Trade Organization?

    Lori Wallach talked about her book Whose Trade Organization?: A Field Guide to the World Trade Organization, published by New Press. She talks about the creation of the World Trade…

    558 views
  • Les Standiford Discusses Charles Dickens emA Christmas Carolem
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    The Man Who Invented Christmas

    Les Standiford talked about his book The Man Who Invented Christmas, in which he recalls Charles Dickens' writing of A Christmas Carol. He spoke at the 2017 Miami Book Fair.

    1,355 views
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