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    American Ulysses

    Ronald White talked about his book American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant, in which he remembers the life of Civil War general and President Ulysses S. Grant.

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    Comparing Approaches to Historical Narrative

    Cokie Roberts moderated a panel discussion entitled “Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian’s Craft.” Participants included historical novelist Thomas Mallon, historical…

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    First Lady Helen Taft

    Lewis Gould and Jane Hampton Cook talked about the life and influence of first lady Helen “Nellie” Taft and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mrs. Taft’s efforts to make Washington a…

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    First Lady Nancy Reagan

    Judy Woodruff and Carl Cannon talked about the life and influence of first lady Nancy Reagan and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her role as a political partner with her husband, his…

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    First Lady Michelle Obama

    Liza Mundy and Krissah Thompson talked about the life and influence of first lady Michelle Obama and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They talked about her family life and education, her support of her…

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    First Lady Laura Bush

    Ann Gerhart and Mark Updegrove talked about the life and influence of first lady Laura Bush and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They talked about her childhood in Texas, career as a teacher and…

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    First Lady Hillary Clinton

    Gail Sheehy and David Maraniss talked about the life and influence of first lady Hillary Clinton and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her career in law and her political…

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    First Lady Barbara Bush

    Myra Gutin and Jeffrey Engel talked about the life and influence of first lady Barbara Bush and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her behind-the-scenes…

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    First Lady Rosalynn Carter

    Jay Hakes and Grace Hale talked about the life and influence of first lady Rosalynn Carter and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her high level of involvement with her…

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    First Lady Betty Ford

    Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Betty Ford and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her professional career as a dancer and…

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    First Lady Pat Nixon

    Timothy Naftali and Mary Brennan talked about the life and influence of first lady Pat Nixon and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed how her public image was…

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    First Lady Lady Bird Johnson

    Cokie Roberts and Betty Boyd Caroli talked about the life and influence of first lady Lady Bird Johnson and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her business career, becoming a…

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    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy

    Michael Beschloss and Barbara Perry talked about the life and influence of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the growing use…

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    First Lady Mamie Eisenhower

    Marilyn Holt and Edith Mayo talked about the life and influence of first lady Mamie Eisenhower and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the perception of Mamie Eisenhower as an icon of…

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    First Lady Bess Truman

    William Seale and Nicole Anslover talked about the life and influence of first lady Bess Truman and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Bess Truman earned a staff salary when her…

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    First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

    Allida Black and Douglas Brinkley talked about the life and influence of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her independent life and…

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    First Lady Lou Hoover

    Annette Dunlap and Emily Charnock talked about the life and influence of first lady Lou Hoover and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Active outdoors, Lou Hoover was the first…

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    First Lady Grace Coolidge

    Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her…

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    First Lady Florence Harding

    David Pietrusza and Katherine Sibley talked about the life and influence of first lady Florence Harding and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Florence Harding was influential in her husband’s career,…

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    First Ladies Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson

    Mr. Cooper and Ms. Miller talked about the lives and influences of first ladies Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Ellen Wilson designed the Rose Garden before…

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