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    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Sarah Vowell talked about her book Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of the French-born Marquis de Lafayette. She spoke…

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    American Revolutions

    Alan Taylor talked about his book American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, in which he examines the American Revolution, from the strained relationship between the Colonists and…

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    The House of Secrets

    Brad Meltzer talked about the book he wrote with Tod Godberg, The House of Secrets. In this novel, they mixed historical accounts of Benedict Arnold and artifacts associated with the…

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    Treacherous Beauty

    Mark Jacob and Stephen Case recount the role that Philadelphia socialite Peggy Shippen (1760-1804), Benedict Arnold’s second wife, played in the Revolutionary War. The authors report that Ms.…

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    Arlington House Tour

    National Park Service ranger Matthew Penrod led a tour of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, a 19th century mansion situated on the hill above President John F. Kennedy’s grave in…

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    American Revolution in Boston

    Derek Beck talked about his books, Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775 and The War Before Independence: 1775-1776. Mr. Beck detailed the strategies on both sides of the conflicts…

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    American Revolution and the Hudson River Valley

    George Daughan talked about his book, Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence.

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    Valiant Ambition

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, in which he examines the relationship between…

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    American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South

    Carl Borick talked about his book, Relieve Us of This Burthen: American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South, 1780-1782, about the Revolutionary War period when British forces most…

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    Independence

    Commissioned by the National Park Service for the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, this film directed by John Huston is still shown in Philadelphia’s Independence Visitor Center twelve times…

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    Museum of the American Revolution, Part 1

    Director of Collections Scott Stephenson talked about the Museum of the American Revolution, which is scheduled to open near Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia in early…

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    Maryland Soldiers in the Revolutionary War

    Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution, about a group of Maryland troops who fought with…

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    "Remembering the Revolution" Exhibit, Part 2

    Heidi Campbell-Shoaf, chief curator of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 125th anniversary of the organization. The Daughters of the American…

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    "Remembering the Revolution" Exhibit, Part 1

    Heidi Campbell-Shoaf, chief curator of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 125th anniversary of the organization. The Daughters of the American…

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    Print Images of George Washington

    Wendy Wick Reaves talked about 18th century print images of General George Washington. She explored the lesser known, and less accurate, depictions of General Washington that circulated…

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    Pamphlets and the American Revolution

    Gordon Wood talked about the role of political pamphlets in helping to spark the American Revolution. Pamphlets were the primary medium for political debates at the time. Mr. Wood spoke…

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    Interview on Whirlwind

    John Ferling talked about his book, Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night,…

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    Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

    Jody Blankenship, Callie Prince, and Melissa Traub talked about Connecticut’s role during the Revolutionary War and showed items related to the state’s involvement in the conflict. George Washington called Connecticut…

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    Worcester Revolution of 1774

    Jim Moran talked about the Worcester Revolution of 1774, in which more than 4,000 militiamen from Worcester County, Massachusetts, gathered on Main Street to force the British magistrates out of the county…

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    John and Abigail Adams During the American Revolution, Part 2

    Joseph Ellis talked about the early years of the Revolutionary War through the letters of John and Abigail Adams. This was the second of a two part lecture.

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