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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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    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…

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    Animal, Vegetable, Junk

    Food writer Mark Bittman examined how food production has changed throughout history. This virtual event was hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

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    All the Shah's Men

    Stephen Kinzer discussed his book, All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, published by John Wiley and Sons. He described the involvement of Winston Churchill,…

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    Savage Peace

    Ann Hagedorn talked about her book, Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, published by Simon and Schuster. She described America in 1919 as a country recovering from World War I and from…

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    Southern Storm

    Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau discussed the military campaign of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and his 60,000 troops from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia in 1864. General Sherman’s…

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    George Kennan: A Study of Character

    John Lukacs talked about his biography, George Kennan: A Study of Character, published by Yale University Press. Lukacs recounted the life of diplomat and historian George Kennan (1904-2005) who…

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    FDR's Twelve Apostles

    Hal Vaughan talked about his book, FDR’s 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa, published by The Lyons Press. He told the story of 12 men appointed by…

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    Turn Away Thy Son

    Betsy Jacoway talked about her book, Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, the Crisis that Shocked a Nation, published by Free Press. Ms. Jacoway, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, recounted the integration…

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    Never Been a Time

    Harper Barnes talked about and read excerpts from his book, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement, published by Walker and Company. The book recounts…

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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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    Billy, Alfred, and General Motors

    William Pelfrey talked about his book Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History, published by AMACOM. He…

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    Meet You in Hell

    Les Standiford talked about his book Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America, published by Crown. He recounted the details…

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    Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years

    David Talbot talked about his book Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, published by Free Press. The author read passages from the book. He explored the personal and political…

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    Triumph

    Jeremy Schaap was a guest on the “Meet the Author” show to talk about his book, Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics, published by Houghton Mifflin. Mr. Schaap used…

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    The Real Pepsi Challenge

    Seven years before Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947, a group of African-American businessmen was hired by Pepsi-Cola Co. in Queens, New York becoming among the first African-Americans…

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    Righteous Warrior

    William Link talked about his book, Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism, published by St. Martin’s Press. His book recounts the political life of former…

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    Panel Discussion on History Writing

    Derek Taylor, author of Magna Carta in 20 Places, and Dina Gold, author of Stolen Legacy, talked about their books on history. The panel was moderated by Nicholas Allard. “Brooklyn Law School…

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    The Cigarette Century

    Allan Brandt talked about his book, The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America, published by Basic Books. He described the life of the…

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    America 1908

    Jim Rasenberger talked about his book, America 1908: The Dawn of Flight, The Race to the Pole, The Invention of the Model T, and the Making of a Modern Nation, published by Scribner. He told the…

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