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  • emMayflowerem
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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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  • Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic Discuss emJFK and the Reagan Revolutionem
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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…

    1,292 views
  • emBy One Voteem
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    By One Vote

    Michael Holt talked about his book By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 (University Press of Kansas, 2011). Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes won the 1876 presidential…

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  • emAll the Powers of Earthem
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    All the Powers of Earth

    Sidney Blumenthal talked about his book, All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. III, 1856-1860, in which he continued his multi-volume political biography of Abraham…

    874 views
  • emYear Zeroem
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    Year Zero

    Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College, talked about his book, Year Zero: A History of 1945, in which he examines the world following the end of…

    1,868 views
  • em1948em
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    1948

    David Pietrusza recounts the presidential campaign and election of 1948 that pitted Democratic President Harry Truman against Republican challenger Governor Thomas Dewey. The author examines the path…

    1,305 views
  • emAccidental Presidentsem
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    Accidental Presidents

    Jared Cohen looked at the eight vice presidents who became president due to the deaths of their predecessors.

    1,448 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.

    1,008 views
  • emAfter the Fallem
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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.

    795 views
  • 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…

    890 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…

    2,452 views
  • emGilded Suffragistsem
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    Gilded Suffragists

    Johanna Neuman talked about her book, Gilded Suffragists, about the women of New York’s social elite who joined the suffrage movement in the early 20th century. She spoke with Judy…

    1,142 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…

    12,003 views
  • emThe New Deal and Modern American Conservatismem
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    The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism

    David Davenport talked about the book he wrote with Gordon Lloyd, The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, in which he argues that the debate over the New Deal in the…

    594 views
  • 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 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.

    1,413 views
  • 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…

    860 views
  • emA Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thingem
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    A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing

    University of Kentucky Professor DaMaris Hill chronicled the lives of African-American women in social and political movements, from Harriet Tubman to today.

    1,264 views
  • Civil Rights Movement
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    Civil Rights Movement

    Professors Elliott Gorn and Christopher Schmidt discussed the murder of Emmett Till and the lunch counter “sit-in” protests.

    412 views
  • emJustice for All Earl Warrenem
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    Justice for All: Earl Warren

    Jim Newton talked about his biography, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made, published by Riverhead. He recounted the life of Earl Warren, the chief justice of the United States from…

    1,177 views
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