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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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    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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    The Greatest Comeback

    Pat Buchanan talked about his book, The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority, in which he looks at the years between 1962-1968, when Richard…

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    Astoria

    Peter Stark, correspondent for Outside magazine, talked about his book, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire - A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival, in which he…

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    1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs

    Professor Chace discussed his book 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country, published by Simon and Schuster. He described the personalities and…

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    Forgotten Fifteenth

    Barrett Tillman talked about his book, Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s War Machine, in which he recounts the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force’s military exploits during World…

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    On the Campaign Trail: The Long Road of Presidential Politics, 1860-2004

    Mr. Schoen talks about his book On the Campaign Trail: The Long Road of Presidential Politics, 1860-2004, published by Regan Books. He discussed the images and memorabilia that have defined…

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    The Great War

    Joe Sacco talked about his book, The Great War: July 1, 1916 - The First Day of the Battle of the Somme, in which he presents an illustrated account of first day of the World War I…

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    The End of the Cold War

    Robert Service talked about his book The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991, in which he looks at the final years of the Cold War from both the U.S. and Soviet perspectives.

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    Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free

    John Ferling talked about his book Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free, in which he presents a history of the American declaration of independence from Britain in July 1776. The…

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    Conservative Heroes

    Garland Tucker III talked about his book, Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Shaped America, from Jefferson to Reagan, about leaders who he says shaped conservative thinking in…

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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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    Defiant

    Alvin Townley talked about his book Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned. In his book he recounts the imprisonment…

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    Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon, American History professor at the University of Virginia, talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, in which she recalls…

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    The Last Founding Father

    Harlow Unger talked about his book The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness (Da Capo Press; September 29, 2009). In this biography he recounts the life of the…

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    Stokely: A Life

    Peniel Joseph spoke about his book, Stokely: A Life, in which he examines the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. He spoke in the History and Biography…

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    A Sense of Duty

    Only a couple of days before the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Quang Pham, his mother, and siblings were driven out of Saigon on a motor scooter by their father, a South Vietnamese pilot…

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    Pulitzer's Gold

    Roy Harris, Jr., talked about his book Pulitzer’s Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism (University of Missouri Press; January 17, 2008). In the book he presents a history of…

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    How Capitalism Saved America

    Thomas DiLorenzo talked about his book, How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, From the Pilgrims to the Present, published by Crown Forum. In it, the author…

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    Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

    Jeff Shesol talked about his book Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court, in which he recalls Franklin Roosevelt’s confrontation with the U.S. Supreme Court over objections to…

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