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  • emAmerican Characterem
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    American Character

    Colin Woodard talked about his book American Character, in which he chronicles the struggle between individual liberty and the common good and its effect on the country. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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  • emThe Food of a Younger Landem
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    The Food of a Younger Land

    Mark Kurlansky talked about his book The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation’s Food Was…

    450 views
  • Panel Discussion on the MidCentury South
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    Panel Discussion on the Mid-Century South

    Kathie Farnell and Yvette Johnson talked about the mid-century South. They spoke at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books.

    202 views
  • Buffalo Bill and Frontier Myth
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    Buffalo Bill and Frontier Myth

    Paul Hutton delivered the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Mr. Hutton described how William Cody, best known as Buffalo Bill, became…

    511 views
  • Origins of Environmental Consumerism
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    Origins of Environmental Consumerism

    Professor Andrew Isenberg talked about the rise of the environmental movement in the 1970s and how it impacted consumer and production practices. He described the Keep America Beautiful…

    167 views
  • emAmericanaem
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    Americana

    Bhu Srinivasan talked about his book, Americana, about the innovators and entrepreneurs who have shaped the history of the United States.

    177 views
  • emHillbilly Elegyem
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    Hillbilly Elegy

    J.D. Vance talked about his book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, in which he recalls his childhood in a Rust Belt town in Ohio. He spoke at the 17th annual…

    1,567 views
  • emAngry White Maleem
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    Angry White Male

    Wayne Allyn Root talked about his book, Angry White Male: How the Donald Trump Phenomenon is Changing America-and What We Can All Do to Save the Middle Class. He was interviewed at…

    1,606 views
  • Open Phones with David McCullough
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    Open Phones with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, and responded to viewer comments. He was interviewed at the 17th annual National Book Festival…

    716 views
  • emThe American Spiritem
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    The American Spirit

    David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For. He spoke at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    1,305 views
  • Book TV Robert Edsel
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    Open Phones with Robert Edsel

    Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men, responded to viewer comments and questions. In The Monuments Men, Mr. Edsel tells the story of the Allied forces who were tasked with recovering…

    1,330 views
  • Buffalo Bills Wild West Child Performers
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    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Child Performers

    Historians talked about the role of children in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows, which were performed across the country, and eventually around the world, between 1883 and 1913. They spoke…

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  • Buffalo Bill Before the Wild West Shows
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    Buffalo Bill Before the Wild West Shows

    Historians talked about Buffalo Bill’s early life before he began performing in his Wild West shows. The speakers discussed his experience as a soldier in the Civil War and Indian Wars and his…

    294 views
  • emBunkem
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    Bunk

    Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, talked about his book, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Post-Facts, and Fake News. He was interviewed at…

    922 views
  • emCowboy Lifeem
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    Cowboy Life

    Cathie Draine talked about her book Cowboy Life: The Letters of George Philip, in which she looks at the letters left by her cowboy grandfather that portray the challenges of a cowboy’s life on the open…

    144 views
  • emFrom Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavezem
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    From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez

    Paul Hollander talked about his book, From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship, about Western intellectuals who have supported political…

    718 views
  • emBourgeois Equalityem
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    Bourgeois Equality

    Deirdre McCloskey talked about her Hayek Prize-winning book, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World. She was interviewed at FreedomFest, one of the…

    642 views
  • Open Phones with Thomas Friedman
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    Open Phones with Thomas Friedman

    Thomas Friedman talked about his book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, and responded to viewer comments at the 17th annual National…

    494 views
  • emThank You For Being Lateem
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    Thank You For Being Late

    Thomas Friedman talked about his book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He spoke at the 17th annual National Book Festival in…

    1,910 views
  • Buffalo Bills Wild West Performers in Europe
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    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Performers in Europe

    Historians talked about Buffalo Bill and his Wild West show in Europe. In 1886, the show debuted at the American Exhibition in London. Performances attracted tens of thousands of spectators,…

    123 views
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