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  • emChildren of the Daysem
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    Children of the Days

    Eduardo Galeano talked about his book on world history, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History, in which he writes about different historical events that happened on each day of…

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  • emGet Caponeem
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    Get Capone

    Jonathan Eig recounts the criminal exploits of Chicago-based Al Capone whose illegal bootlegging enterprise saw revenues on par with many of the nation’s largest companies. Utilizing newly discovered…

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  • emLast Call The Rise and Fall of Prohibitionem
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    Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

    Dan Okrent talked about his book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010). In the book he explored the politics of how the 18th Amendment was pushed through and divided the country, permanently…

    550 views
  • The Daleys of Chicago
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    The Daleys of Chicago

    Dominic Pacyga talked about the political dynasties of Chicago Mayors Richard J. and Richard M. Daley. The author of Chicago: A Biography (University Of Chicago Press; October 1, 2009) talked about…

    170 views
  • African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln
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    African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln

    Rep. Jackson, a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, provided opening and closing remarks. Moderated by Professor Horton, panelists discussed African American perspectives on Abraham…

    367 views
  • Vietnam Writers
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    Vietnam Writers

    Moderated by Mr. Fuller, the panelists discussed books they have written about the Vietnam War and its aftermath. After their presentations they responded to audience members' questions. Philip…

    144 views
  • The Culture of War
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    The Culture of War

    Paul Fussell spoke about cultural and social aspects of warfare. Among the topics he addressed were some of his experiences in war, the impact of war on society at-large, and the daily…

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