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  • SixDay War
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    Six-Day War

    Guy Laron provided a history of the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, which took place from June 5-10, 1967.

  • Christopher Dickey on emOur Man in Charlestonem
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    Our Man in Charleston

    Christopher Dickey talked about his book Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, in which he recalls the role played by Robert Bunch, British consul assigned to…

  • emAnatomy of Terrorem
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    Anatomy of Terror

    Ali Soufan talked about his book, Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State, about the terrorist groups that have emerged since the death of Osama bin…

  • emChurchill and Orwellem
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    Churchill and Orwell

    Thomas Ricks talked about his book, Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city.

  • emDemocracyem
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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her book Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, in which she looks at democracy around the world.

  • emOppose Any Foeem
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    Oppose Any Foe

    Mark Moyar talked about his book, Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces, about the history of U.S. special operations forces.

  • Masha Gessen Delivers Arthur Miller Lecture
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    2017 Arthur Miller Lecture

    Author Masha Gessen delivered the Arthur Miller Lecture followed by an interview with Samantha Bee as part of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival. Ms. Gessen books include The Future is…

  • Authors Discuss Nuclear War
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    Panel Discussion on Nuclear War

    Susan Southard, author of Nagaski: Life After Nuclear War, Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko: A Nagaski Bomb Survivor’s Story, and Dan Zak, author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril…

  • emWhistleblower at the CIAem
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    Whistleblower at the CIA

    Melvin A. Goodman talked about his book, Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. He spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg…

  • emSix Days of War  June 1967em
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    Six Days of War: June 1967

    Michael Oren talked about his book, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. The book chronicles the events of the six-day-long Arab-Israeli War, which resulted…

  • After Words with Helene Cooper
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    After Words with Helene Cooper

    Helene Cooper talked about her book Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in which she reports on the life and presidency of Liberia’s first elected female…

  • Bassem Youssef Discusses emRevolution for Dummiesem
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    Revolution for Dummies

    Bassem Youssef talked about his book, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring, about his satirical coverage of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and consequences of criticizing…

  • Authors Discuss the Conflict in Syria
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    Panel Discussion on Syria

    Alia Malek, author of The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria; Christopher Phillips, author of The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East; and Elliot…

  • Graeme Wood Discusses emThe Way of the Strangersem
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    The Way of the Strangers

    Graeme Wood talked about his book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, in which he profiles some of the tens of thousands of people around the world who have been…

  • Former President George W Bush Discusses emPortraits of Courageem
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    Portraits of Courage

    Former President George W. Bush talked about his book Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. He spoke about his paintings of American veterans included…

  • Mary Jennings Hegar Discusses emShoot Like a Girlem
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    Shoot Like a Girl

    Major Mary Jennings Hegar talked about her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front, in which she talks about her tours in Afghanistan with…

  • Jack Barsky Discusses emDeep Undercoverem
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    Deep Undercover

    Jack Barsky talked about his book, Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America, about his life as a KGB spy operating in the U.S. during the late 1970s…

  • General Michael Hayden Discusses emPlaying to the Edgeem
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    Playing to the Edge

    General Michael Hayden talked about his book,Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. He spoke at the 15th annual Annapolis Book Festival.

  • emThe Imagineers of Warem
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    The Imagineers of War

    Sharon Weinberger talked about her book, The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World. She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017…

  • emWriter Sailor Solider Spyem
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    Writer, Sailor, Solider, Spy

    Nicholas Reynolds talked about his book Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935-1961 , in which he recalls novelist Ernest Hemingway’s connections to the…

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