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  • Garry Wills on emThe Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francisem
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    The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis

    Garry Wills talked about his book The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis, in which he questions whether Pope Francis is capable of producing significant change within the…

    1,292 views
  • emWhy Priests A Failed Tradition em
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    Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition

    Garry Wills talked about his book, Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition, in which he questions whether Christianity would be stronger without the priesthood, as it was at its outset. He also…

    1,209 views
  • After Words with Garry Wills
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    After Words with Garry Wills

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills discussed his latest book, Bomb Power, which looks at how the creation of the atomic bomb increased the power of the president and…

    315 views
  • emWhat the Gospels Meantem
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    What the Gospels Meant

    Garry Wills talked about his book What the Gospels Meant, for which he translated the Bible from Greek in order to gain a better understanding of what the Gospels mean. In the book Wills…

    317 views
  • emHead and Heart American Christianitiesem
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    Head and Heart: American Christianities

    Garry Wills talked about his book Head and Heart: American Christianities, published by Penguin Press. In his book he explores Christianity’s place in American life across the country’s…

    141 views
  • emUnder God Religion and American Politicsem
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    Under God: Religion and American Politics

    Mr. Wills talked about his book, Under God: Religion and American Politics, published by Simon and Schuster. He explained why no non-Christian has ever been elected to the office of…

    283 views
  • emNegro President Jefferson and the Slave Powerem
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    Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power

    Mr. Wills talked about his book, "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, the author examines the influence of slavery on the election and…

    319 views
  • emHenry Adams and the Making of Americaem
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    Henry Adams and the Making of America

    Garry Wills talked about his book Henry Adams and the Making of America, published by Houghton Mifflin. He spoke about the life of Henry Adams, the grandson of John Quincy Adams, including…

    100 views
  • emHenry Adams and the Making of Americaem
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    Henry Adams and the Making of America

    Garry Wills talked about his book Henry Adams and the Making of America, published by Houghton Mifflin. He discussed Henry Adams ambitions to write a great work of history rather than…

    100 views
  • In Depth with Garry Wills
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    In Depth with Garry Wills

    Garry Wills, an adjunct professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about his life and work and responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers. Professor Wills is the…

    1,336 views
  • Gettysburg Address
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    Gettysburg Address

    Mr. Wills, author of Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America, talked about the the Gettysburg address, which President Lincoln delivered on November 19, 1863. He spoke at a…

    335 views
  • emNegro President  Jefferson and the Slave Powerem
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    "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power

    Mr. Wills was interviewed about his book, "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, the author examines the influence of slavery on the…

    129 views
  • The Imperial White House
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    The Imperial White House

    In a forum marking the 200th anniversary of the White House a panel looked at the White House in the early 20th Century. Professor Wills spoke of the stagecraft of power. Ms. Tederick…

    102 views
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute Lecture
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    Gilder Lehrman Institute Lecture

    Mr. Wills discussed his upcoming book Negro President, scheduled to be published in November 2003. It is about the role played by slavery in the election and presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson…

    79 views
  • The Death Penalty
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    The Death Penalty

    Mr. Wills talked about the history and use of the death penalty, Western culture, and religious authority. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

    46 views
  • Popular Culture John Waynes America
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    Popular Culture: John Wayne's America?

    Panelists talked about the myth and legend of the late actor John Wayne and the hold he has on his many fans. Mr. Wills wrote the book John Wayne’s America: The Politics of Celebrity which…

    143 views
  • The Catholic Church
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    The Catholic Church

    Mr. Wills will discuss his new book, Why I Am A Catholic, as well as issues now confronting the Catholic church. He will respond to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.…

    123 views
  • emA Necessary Evilem
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    A Necessary Evil

    Mr. Wills talks about his book, A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust in Government, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines American attitudes about government and…

    145 views
  • The Future of the United States
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    The Future of the United States

    Mr. Wills talked about the future of American culture, saying assessing future changes required an understanding of the past. He examined the impacts of population growth, urbanization, and the…

    46 views
  • The Tenth Amendment
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    The Tenth Amendment

    Mr. Wills talked about the Tenth Amendment and the 4th of July.

    52 views
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