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    James K. Polk

    John Seigenthaler talked about his book, James K. Polk, published by Times Books. He described Polk as key to the U.S. westward expansion, and who carried forward the idea of Jacksonian…

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    Reporting Vietnam

    Frances FitzGerald and Peter Kann, editors of the book Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism, talked about their experiences as reporters in the Vietnam War. Part one, 1959-69, covers combat-front…

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    Winston and Clementine

    Ms. Soames talked about her book, Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book examines the personal letters of the Churchills…

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    It Takes a Village

    First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about her recently published book, It Takes a Village, and Other Lessons Children Teach Us. The book focuses on factors that influence children and the…

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    Happy Days Were Here Again

    Author and commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. talked about his compendium titled Happy Days Were Here Again, published by Random House. The book was a collection of more than 120 articles…

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    Truman

    Mr. McCullough discussed his book, Truman published by Simon and Schuster. He discussed his research for the book, which is an exhaustive biography of the former president, spanning from a brief…

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    No Ordinary Time

    Doris Kearns Goodwin talked about her recently published book, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Home Front in World War II, published by Simon and Schuster. This book focuses…

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    Flu: The Great Influenza Pandemic

    Gina Kolata discussed her book Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It, published by Farrar Straus and Giroux. The author pieced…

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    In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade

    Formerly with the Sunday Times of London and stationed in the Middle East, foreign correspondent Robin Wright catalogued her experiences of Iran in her book In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade. Ms.…

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    Speaking Truth to Power

    Professor Anita Hill talked about her book, Speaking Truth to Power, published by Doubleday. The title of the book refers to her attempt in 1991 to convince the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was…

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    Personal History

    Katherine Graham talked about her book, "Personal History", published by Knopf. It was an autobiography which through her own stories dealt with the history of the Washington Post. She also…

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    Warriors Don't Cry

    Melba Pattillo Beals discussed her book, Warriors Don’t Cry, which detailed her experiences as part of the first integrated class of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The author…

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    Generations: History of America's Future

    Authors Neil Howe and William Strauss discussed their book, Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. The book was about the effect of generational trends on history and American culture. The authors sorted…

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    Touched By Fire: George Armstrong Custer

    Louise Barnett talked about her book, "Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer", published by Henry Holt and Company. She talked about the military…

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    Ghost Soldiers

    Mr. Sides talked about his book Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission, published by Doubleday. The book tells the story of 121 elite Army Rangers…

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    Nixon Off the Record

    Author Monica Crowley talked about her book, Nixon off the Record, published by Random House. It was based on her recordings of conversations the former president had with her and others…

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    The Turn

    Mr. Oberdorfer, author of The Turn: From the Cold War to a New Era, The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983- 1990, discussed the history of U.S.- Soviet relations, and how interaction…

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    The American Revolution

    Gordon Wood talked about his book The American Revolution: A History. The book is a synthesis of several treatments and approaches of the subject, offering a comprehensive account of the…

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    Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

    Professor Randall Kennedy talked about his book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, published by Pantheon Books. The book traces the word “nigger,” to identify how it has…

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    Norman Rockwell: A Life

    Laura Claridge talked about her biography, Norman Rockwell: A Life, published by Random House. It is the first serious critical biography of the famous painter and illustrator of middle…

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