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    Opening Day

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro…

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    Generations: History of America's Future

    The authors discussed their book, Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. The book is about the effect of generational trends on history and American culture. The authors sort Americans into 18 generations, and…

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    It's One O'Clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride

    Ms. Ware talked about her book It’s One O’clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography, published by New York University Press. She said McBride was a pioneer of American…

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    Dupes

    Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, contends that numerous progressives have assisted America’s adversaries. The author examines connections to the Communist Party and…

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    We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at NASA.…

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    The First Tycoon

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf; April 21, 2009). In his book Mr. Stiles recounts the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who was central in the…

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    Jefferson and Hamilton

    John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, talked about his book, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, in which he examines the political…

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    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson talked about the personal life, professional career, inspiration, and legacy of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computers. Walter Isaacson spoke with John Hollar at the Computer History…

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    Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show

    Louis Warren talked about his book Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show, published by Knopf. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier,…

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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…

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    Book Discussion The Nazis Next Door

    Eric Lichtblau talked about his book, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men, about the influx of Nazis who entered the United States following World War II.…

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    Dear Abigail

    Biographer Diane Jacobs recalls the relationship between first lady Abigail Adams and her sisters, Elizabeth Shaw Peabody and Mary Cranch. The sisters from Weymouth, Massachusetts, stayed in…

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    When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President Abraham Lincoln, would…

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    Pearl Harbor Christmas

    Historian Stanley Weintraub recounts the Christmas holiday of 1941, two weeks after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Mr. Weintraub examines America’s entry into World War II and the…

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    Nothin' But Blue Skies

    Edward McClelland talked about his book, Nothin' But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland, in which he reports on America’s industrial Midwest, aka…

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    Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

    Eri Hotta, former research fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, talked about her book, Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy, in which she examines the attack on Pearl…

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    Making Haste from Babylon

    Nick Bunker recounts the Pilgrim voyage aboard the Mayflower from England to Northern American and the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620. The author recounts the Pilgrims development of…

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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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    Mark Twain's America

    Harry Katz talked about his book Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images, a collection of photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings that depicts the world that inspired Mark…

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    The Witch of Lime Street

    David Jaher talked about his book, The Witch of Lime Street, in which he recalls how, in the early 20th century, American’s became fascinated with Spiritualism, a belief based on purported…

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