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  • emThe Worlds Bankerem
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    The Worlds Banker

    Mr. Mallaby talked about his book The Worlds Banker: A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, published by Penguin Books. He spoke about the tenure…

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  • emRonnie and Nancyem Book Party
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    Ronnie and Nancy Book Party

    Mr. Colacello talked about his book Ronnie and Nancy: Their Path to the White House, 1911 to 1980, published by Warner Books, the first of a two-volume authorized dual biography of Nancy…

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  • Priscilla Buckley on emLiving It Up with National Reviewem
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    Living It Up with National Review: A Memoir

    Priscilla Buckley talked about her book Living It Up with National Review: A Memoir, published by Spence Publishing Company. She described her forty-three years of working as an editor at…

    851 views
  • emBlacklisted by Historyem
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    Blacklisted by History

    M. Stanton Evans talked about his book, Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies, published by Crown Forum. The author argued that…

    1,443 views
  • emHarriet Tubman  The Road to Freedomem
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    Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

    Ms. Clinton talked about her book, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, published by Little Brown and Company. In the book, the author writes about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery. Ms.…

    1,215 views
  • emWilliam Clark and the Shaping of the Westem
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    William Clark and the Shaping of the West

    Landon Jones talked about his book William Clark and the Shaping of the West, published by Hill and Wang. The biography follows Clark’s career after his expedition with Meriwether Lewis.…

    448 views
  • emWEB DuBoisem
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    W.E.B. DuBois

    Professor Levering talked about his book W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963, published by Henry Holt and Co. The book is the second volume of a…

    270 views
  • emThe Autobiography of Medgar Eversem
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    The Autobiography of Medgar Evers

    Myrlie Evers-Williams and Manning Marable talk about the book they edited, The Autobiography Of Medgar Evers: A Hero’s Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters, and Speeches,…

    573 views
  • emTip ONeill and the Democratic Centuryem
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    Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century

    Mr. Farrell talked about his book, Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century, published by Little, Brown & Company. The book is the first full-scale biography of the late speaker of the House. The author…

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  • emRating the First Ladiesem
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    Rating the First Ladies

    John Roberts talked about his book Rating the First Ladies: The Women Who Influenced the Presidency, published by Citadel Press. In the book, he analyzes the first ladies as political partners rather…

    261 views
  • emThomas Jefferson  Author of Americaem
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    Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

    Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in the Eminent Lives series. The author described both the public and private lives of Thomas…

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  • emBound for the Promised Landem
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    Bound for the Promised Land

    Kate Larson talked about her book Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an Ameican Hero, published by Ballantine Books. In it the author chronicled the life of one of the…

    529 views
  • emMartha Washington  An American Lifeem
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    Martha Washington: An American Life

    Patricia Brady talked about her biography, Martha Washington: An American Life, published by Viking. She described Martha Washington as a decisive woman who contributed greatly to the…

    701 views
  • emReading the Man  A Portrait of Robert E Leeem
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    Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee

    Ms. Pryor talked about her book, Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee, published by Penguin. She described being allowed by Lee’s family to use many letters written by Robert E. Lee…

    4,209 views
  • emDreams From My Fatherem
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    Dreams From My Father

    Senator-elect Obama talked about his memoir Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, published by Three Rivers Press. It was his account of growing up in a racially mixed…

    1,930 views
  • emReagan  A Life in Lettersem
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    Reagan: A Life in Letters

    Kiron Skinner and Martin and Annelise Anderson were fellows at the Hoover Institution and co-editors of Reagan: A Life in Letters, published by Free Press. In the book, the editors compiled more…

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  • emJohn Adamsem
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    John Adams

    Mr. McCullough, author of the book John Adams published by Simon and Schuster, delivered a speech entitled “The Enduring Examples of John and Abigail Adams” at the 201st anniversary of the…

    1,316 views
  • emJohn Paul Jones  Sailor Hero Father of the American Navyem
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    John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

    Mr. Thomas discussed his biography, John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy, published by Simon and Schuster. Revolutionary War hero Jones was born in Scotland in 1747…

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  • emGentleman Revolutionary  Gouverneur Morrisem
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    Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris

    Mr. Brookhiser talked about his biography Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution, published by Free Press. Gouverneur Morris was the one legged colonial…

    884 views
  • Political Biographies
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    Political Biographies

    The panel members discussed biography as history and the problems of writing about notable figures in American history. H.W. Brands, author of The First American: The Life and Times of Ben Franklin,…

    366 views
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