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  • The LBJ Tapes Eisenhower Call
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    The LBJ Tapes: Eisenhower Call

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    President Lyndon Johnson’s conversations about the war in Vietnam and the presidential campaign with former President Dwight Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Presidential…

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  • QA with Robert Dallek
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    Q&A with Robert Dallek

    Robert Dallek, author of the historical narrative, Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House. He described his book as taking an inside look at the brain trust surrounding President John Kennedy’s administration. He discussed…

    1,423 views
  • The Legacy of John F Kennedy
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    The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

    Historians and authors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Massachusetts talked about President Kennedy’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death. Speakers included…

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    Camelot's Court

    Historian Robert Dallek talked about his book, Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House, in which he profiles President Kennedy’s team of advisors, which included his brother and…

    362 views
  • Life Portrait of John F Kennedy
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    Life Portrait of John F. Kennedy

    In the thirty-fourth in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of John F. Kennedy. Among the issues they addressed were his childhood, his Navy career, his…

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  • QA with Robert Dallek
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    Q&A with Robert Dallek

    Robert Dallek was interviewed about his book Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, published by HarperCollins. He discussed the close, but uneasy, relationship between Secretary of State Henry…

    802 views
  • American Leaders and the Issues of 1861
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    American Leaders and the Issues of 1861

    The evening before the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter, historians spoke about leadership and the troubling issues of 1861. Edward Ayres projected some graphics as he talked about “The Logic of Secession.”…

    465 views
  • Release of Pentagon Papers
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    Release of Pentagon Papers

    Robert Dallek talked about some of the declassified Pentagon Papers that will be released on the 40th anniversary of leak of the original Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. Topics…

    576 views
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    An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

    Robert Dallek talked about his book An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917- 1963, published by Little, Brown and Company. The author described the extent of President Kennedy’s illness, his medications,…

    798 views
  • emThe Lost Peaceem
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    The Lost Peace

    Robert Dallek examines the foreign policy decisions made by world leaders from the United States, China, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union following World War II. Mr. Dallek argues the respective…

    436 views
  • Presidents Politics and Power
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    Presidents, Politics and Power

    Moderated by Mr. Schieffer the panelists talked about how presidents use power. Topics included the constitutional separation of powers, the specific powers allowed the president by the…

    226 views
  • Presidents Truman and Reagan and the Cold War
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    Presidents Truman and Reagan and the Cold War

    Robert Dallek and James Mann talked about their books on Presidents Truman and Reagan. The two presidents bookend-ed The Cold War, which ended twenty years previously with fall of the…

    565 views
  • Historical Perspectives on President Obamas First Year
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    Historical Perspectives on President Obama's First Year

    Presidential biographer Robert Dallek gave his perspective on President Obama’s first year in office. Starting from an analysis of the foreign policy challenges facing President Obama, he looked back to…

    208 views
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    Harry S. Truman

    Historian Roberrt Dallek talked about his book Harry S. Truman: The 33rd President, 1945-1953, part of The American Presidents Series (Times Books; September 2, 2008). Mr. Dallek remembers the 33rd president…

    614 views
  • Vietnam and Afghanistan
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    Vietnam and Afghanistan

    Robert Dallek talked about whether or not parallels exist between the war in Afghanistan and the Vietnam War, and if that kind of thinking can be perilous. He responded to telephone calls and…

    95 views
  • President Harry Truman
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    President Harry Truman

    Robert Dallek talked about the political career and the Presidential tenure of Harry Truman. . He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. A clip of a President Truman biography, from…

    310 views
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    Lone Star Rising

    Mr. Dallek discussed his book Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times 1908-1960, which follows the president’s life from childhood to his vice presidency. A second volume will cover the remainder of…

    736 views
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    Flawed Giant

    Robert Dalleck talked about the life and career of Lyndon Johnson from the time that he became vice president until his death in 1973. He emphasized the feelings of confusion and…

    319 views
  • emNixon and Kissinger Partners in Powerem
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    Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power

    Robert Dallek was interviewed before an audience about his book, Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, published by HarperCollins. He was interviewed by James Warren. He talked about his…

    154 views
  • emLet Every Nation Know  John F Kennedy in His Own Wordsem
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    Let Every Nation Know: John F. Kennedy in His Own Words

    Robert Dallek and Terry Gollway talked about their book Let Every Nation Know: John F. Kennedy in His Own Words, published by published with a CD by Sourcebooks MediaFusion. The authors reviewed…

    143 views
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