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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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    All the Shah's Men

    Mr. 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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    The Confederate Battle Flag

    John Coski talked about his book The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem, published by Belknap Press. In his book the author chronicled the history of the flag and the…

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    San Francisco Is Burning

    Dennis Smith talked about his book San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, published by Viking. The author, a former New York City firefighter, explained…

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    Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House

    Ms. Kastner showed slides while she talked about her book Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House, published by Harry N. Abrams. The book delves into the relationship of newspaper…

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    Jim Crow and the Wilson Administration

    Mr. Patler talked about his book Jim Crow and the Wilson Administration: Protesting Federal Segregation in the Early Twentieth Century, published by University Press of Colorado. The author…

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    Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution

    Historian Woody Holton talked about his book Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, published by Hill and Wang. He contends that the Constitution was drafted by a group of…

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    The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide

    Mr. Balakian talked about his book, The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response, published by HarperCollins. In the book, the author examines the massacre of Armenians…

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    This Republic of Suffering

    Drew Gilpin Faust talked about her book This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. During the war, approximately 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. In her book Professor…

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    Africana

    To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Mount Auburn Cemetery and its African-American history, Henry Louis Gates talked about the creation of the one-volume edition of the 5-volume Africana: The…

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    Character of Abraham Lincoln

    Ms. Radford and Mr. Zall talked about the character of President Lincoln. They examined letter written by President Lincoln, and impressions of him from those who meet the President. Ms.…

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    Women in Vietnam: An Oral History

    Ron Steinman talked about his book Women in Vietnam: An Oral History, published by TV Books. The book tells the story of 16 women who served as nurses, USO performers, and soldiers in the…

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