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  • Discussion on Famous Fugitives
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    Famous Fugitives

    Authors talked about their books on famous fugitives. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Skip Hollandsworth moderated. The panelists were: Malcolm Beith, The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt…

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  • Abusing Lincolns Legacy
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    Abusing Lincoln's Legacy

    Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the “Understanding Lincoln” online course…

    617 views
  • emThe President Has Been Shotem
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    The President Has Been Shot!

    James Swanson talked about his book, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which he details the assassination of the 35th president. He spoke at the 2013…

    557 views
  • Open Phones with James Swanson
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    Open Phones with James Swanson

    James Swanson talked about his book, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, and responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications. He was…

    149 views
  • emBloody Crimesem
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    Bloody Crimes

    James Swanson talked about his book Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse (William Morrow, 2010). He talked about the correspondences…

    376 views
  • emManhunt  The 12Day Chase for Lincolns Killerem
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    Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

    James L. Swanson, a member of the advisory committee for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about his forthcoming book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,…

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    Bloody Crimes

    James Swanson talked about his book Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse (William Morrow, 2010). He talked about the correspondences…

    155 views
  • After Words with James Swanson
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    After Words with James Swanson

    In a continuation of his book, Manhunt, Lincoln historian James Swanson presents the chase for Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War and the 13-day funeral train that took…

    503 views
  • Why Was Lincoln Murdered
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    Why Was Lincoln Murdered?

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The most recent meeting was devoted to…

    780 views
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
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    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln scholar James L. Swanson presented a dramatic retelling of the events of April 14, 1865, when assassin John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln while the president was watching a performance of Our American Cousin…

    953 views
  • emLincolns Melancholyem and emManhuntem
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    Lincoln's Melancholy and Manhunt

    Joshua Wolf Shenk talked about his book Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Then James L. Swanson talked about his book, Manhunt: The 12-Day…

    172 views
  • After Words with Gabor Boritt
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    After Words with Gabor Boritt

    Gabor Boritt talked about his book The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows, published by Simon and Schuster. The guest interviewer was James Swanson. Topics included the fact that the…

    338 views
  • emCommon Groundem Book Party
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    Common Ground Book Party

    Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel talked about their book Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America, published that day by William Morrow. The book release party was held at the…

    215 views
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    Manhunt

    James Swanson talked about his book, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. He also responded to audience members' questions.

    133 views
  • National Book Festival Gala Part 1
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    National Book Festival Gala Part 1

    A gala was held the evening before the National Book Festival which is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush. During this portion of the…

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    Manhunt

    James Swanson talked about his book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, published by William Morrow. The book details the chase and eventual death of President Lincoln’s…

    125 views
  • Lincoln Assassination Special Part 1
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    Lincoln Assassination Special, Part 1

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was devoted to studying the…

    324 views
  • Lincoln Assassination Special Part 2
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    Lincoln Assassination Special, Part 2

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was devoted to studying…

    254 views
  • Lincoln Assassination  CallIn
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    Lincoln Assassination: Call-In

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The most recent meeting was devoted to studying the…

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  • Lincoln Assassination Special
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    Lincoln Assassination Special

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was devoted…

    496 views
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