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  • emIn Combatem
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    In Combat

    Mr. Rudman talked about his book, Combat: Twelve Years in the United States Senate. He spoke about the daily life of a senator and what he enjoyed, and did not enjoy, about that position.…

  • emMr Trumans Warem
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    Mr. Truman's War

    Mr. Moskin spoke about his book, Mr. Truman’s War: The Final Victories of World War Two and the Birth of the Postwar World, which focuses on the transition from World War Two to the Cold War,…

  • Presidency of John F Kennedy
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    Presidency of John F. Kennedy

    Mr. Reeves spoke about his book, “President Kennedy,” which is a detailed chronicle of the 1000-day presidency of John F. Kennedy based on a variety of personal and archival sources. It focuses…

  • emFulbright A Biographyem
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    Fulbright: A Biography

    The author of a new book, Fulbright: A Biography, discussed the life of Senator William Fulbright who served from 1945 until 1974. Following his prepared remarks, Professor Woods took…

  • Presidential Gifts
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    Presidential Gifts

    Mr. Walch spoke about his new book, Be Careful What You Wish For: Presidential Gifts and other Problems with the Presidency. He examined what the gifts of various presidents, specifically…

  • Eleanor Roosevelt Shaping Postwar Liberalism
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    Eleanor Roosevelt: Shaping Postwar Liberalism

    Ms. Black spoke about her book, Casting her own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism. She talked about Mrs. Roosevelt’s ideas on the proper role of first ladies…

  • emApollo An Eyewitness Accountem
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    Apollo: An Eyewitness Account

    Astronaut Bean talked about his book Apollo: An Eyewitness Account by Astronaut/Explorer Artist/Moonwalker, published by Greenwich Publishers Ltd. When Bean traveled to the moon on Apollo…

  • Titanic 86th  Anniversary
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    Titanic 86th Anniversary

    On the 86th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, two authors discussed their books. Father O’Donnell is the author of The Last Days of the Titanic: Photographs and Mementos of the…

  • emEveryone is Entitled to My Opinionem
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    Everyone is Entitled to My Opinion

    Mr. Brinkley talked about his new book, Everyone is Entitled to My Opinion. It is a collection of the essays which he read at the close of “This Week” over the past 15 years. After reading…

  • British Codebreaking During World War II
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    British Codebreaking During World War II

    Mr. Sale spoke about World War II British codebreaking activities against Nazi Germany in Bletchley Park. British, U.S. and other mathematicians gathered there to unravel the code, Enigma,…

  • Christine Todd Whitman Biography
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    Christine Todd Whitman Biography

    Ms. Beard spoke about her new book, Growing Up Republican: Christie Whitman: The Politics of Character. It is an authorized biography based on extensive interviews with Governor Whitman. It…

  • Former Press Secretary on Washington Politics
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    Former Press Secretary on Washington Politics

    Mr. Nofziger, press secretary to Presidents Nixon and Reagan, discussed his career in politics which is the subject of his autobiography, Nofziger. He reflected on his relationships with the former…

  • emThe Culture of Contentmentem
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    The Culture of Contentment

    Economist John Kenneth Galbraith, author of The Culture of Contentment published by Houghton-Mifflin, discussed the main theme of the book on the political response of an economically…

  • emThe Vital South How Presidents Are Electedem
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    The Vital South: How Presidents Are Elected

    The authors were introduced by their childhood friend, Rep. Chapman, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. The Black brothers discussed their book The Vital South: How Presidents…

  • Life in Former Soviet Union
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    Life in Former Soviet Union

    Mr. Arbatov, author of The System: An Insider’s Life in Soviet Politics, spoke on his book in a lecture at the National Archives. He discussed his life as a scientist administrator, and…

  • emThe Betrayal of American Democracyem
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    The Betrayal of American Democracy

    Mr. Greider, author of Who Will Tell the People?: The Betrayal of American Democracy delivered a lecture on the current state of American democracy at the National Archives. In his remarks,…

  • US Electoral Process
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    U.S. Electoral Process

    Political analysts delivered remarks on the U.S. electoral process in a panel discussion during a forum on the history of presidential elections sponsored by the National Archives. The…

  • Presidential Debates and American Politics
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    Presidential Debates and American Politics

    Janet Brown and Virginia DeSimone addressed an audience at a forum on “American Politics and the Electoral Process,” sponsored by the National Archives. Both speakers discussed the…

  • Perspectives on Presidential Elections
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    Perspectives on Presidential Elections

    The National Archives sponsored a forum on historical perspectives on presidential elections, which brought together authors and analysts of political affairs to discuss presidential elections.…