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  • emWhen Lions Roarem
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    When Lions Roar

    Thomas Maier talked about his book, When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys, in which he examines the relationship between the Kennedy and Churchill families, from Joseph Kennedy’s…

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  • Death in the White House
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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event “When Life Strikes…

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  • Open Phones with David Nasaw
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    Open Phones with David Nasaw

    David Nasaw talked about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, and responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications. He was…

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    The Patriarch

    David Nasaw talked about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, in which he recounts the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the…

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    The Patriarch

    Author David Nasaw talks about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, in which he recounts the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the political…

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  • Figures in American History
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    Figures in American History

    Author David Nasaw talked about his book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, in which he chronicled Mr. Kennedy’s life. Author Les Standiford talked…

    359 views
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    Andrew Carnegie

    David Nasaw talked about his biography, Andrew Carnegie, published by Penguin Press. In his book Professor Nasaw, using new material, explained how Andrew Carnegie rose from poverty to become the…

    561 views
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    Journals: 1952-2000

    A panel of former friends and colleagues of the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., remembered the public historian as teacher, mentor, and friend. They discussed his book Journals: 1952-2000, published that day by…

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  • Remembering Anna Politkovskaya
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    Remembering Anna Politkovskaya

    A tribute was held for Russian journalist and author Anna Politkovskaya who was murdered on October 7, 2006 in the elevator of her apartment building. A special correspondent for Russia’s Novaya…

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    A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson

    Authors David Wyman and Rafael Medoff discussed their book A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust, published by The New Press. Through a 12-hour interview with Peter…

    225 views
  • emThe Chief The Life of William Randolph Hearstem
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    The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst

    As part of the June Sunday series on media leaders, Mr. Nasaw talked about his biography, The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and…

    213 views
  • Famous American Moguls
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    Famous American Moguls

    Ms. Strouse and Mr. Nasaw discussed their biographies of two important and influential figures in American history. Ms. Strouse is the author of a book on banker J. Pierpont Morgan, and Mr.…

    84 views
  • J Anthony Lukas Awards
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    J. Anthony Lukas Awards

    The annual J. Anthony Lukas Book Prizes for narrative nonfiction were presented. The winners then participated in a panel discussion on journalism and morality. Participants were David…

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  • Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy
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    Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

    The 2001 Bancroft Prizes were awarded for books of exceptional merit and distinction in the fields of American history and biography published in 2000. The recipients, who made acceptance…

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  • National Book Critics Circle Book Awards Readings
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    National Book Critics Circle Book Awards Readings

    Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Book Awards for books published in 2000 read from their works.

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  • Historian as Public Intellectual
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    Historian as Public Intellectual

    Panelists discussed historians' role in public debates over historical and political issues during a portion of a conference in honor of historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. The panelists each…

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