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    Book Discussion on The War That Forged a Nation and Lincoln's Last Speech

    James McPherson, author of The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters, and Louis Masur, author of Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion,…

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    Book Discussion on Once Upon a Revolution

    Thanassis Cambanis talked about his book Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story, in which he chronicles the 2011 Egyptian revolution through the stories of two of its revolutionary…

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    Book Discussion on Clarence Darrow: Attorney for The Damned

    John Farrell recounted the life and career of attorney Clarence Darrow (1857-1938). The author examined the defense attorney’s many noted cases, including his representation of Tennessee teacher…

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    Book Discussion on Just Plain Dick

    Kevin Matson, contemporary history professor at Ohio University, talked about his book, Just Plain Dick: Richard Nixon’s Checkers Speech and the ‘Rocking, Shocking’ Election of 1952, in which he recounts the…

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    Book Discussion on Selecting a President

    Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek, explains the way the president of the United States is elected and reports that, although campaigns have modernized, the electoral system has…

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    Book Discussion on A New Voice for Israel

    Jeremy Ben-Ami argued that Jewish Americans are not single-issue voters and are not represented by groups like The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He says that a broader…