This two-lecture program feature John Maurer’s gripping account of the decisions and strategies that led to World War II, with a focus on FDR and Churchill. In the second lecture, Dominic Tierney explores the Spanish Civil War, a precursor to WWII, and America’s attitude towards that conflict.
Kati Marton and Adam Gopnik discuss the magic of Paris and their personal experience there, through the lens of Ms. Marton’s memoir Paris: A Love Story.
Renowned Civil War historians James M. McPherson, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer walk us step by step through the first half of the Battle of Gettysburg, the battle that changed the course of American history forever.
Bestselling author Ken Follett, in conversation with Charles Osgood, discusses his new book, Winter of the World, a tale of five families living through the upheaval of the 1930s and 1940s.
Panelists discuss the history of American brewing in New York City, home to more than 100 breweries a century ago.
Renowned Civil War historians explore one of the great mysteries of American history: why the militarily experienced Jefferson Davis faltered while the untested Abraham Lincoln triumphed.
In a special program presented at the ‘21’ Club, historian Arthur Herman discusses how two extraordinary businessmen propelled the Allies to victory in World War II by transforming America’s army into a global force and laying the foundation for a new industrial America.
Three experts discuss the history of the Gold Standard and weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks that would come with its reinstatement.
Jonathan Sarna discusses one of the most blatant incidents of officially sanctioned anti-Semitism in American history: General Ulysses S. Grant’s General Order Number 11 that expelled all Jews from his military districts.
Daniel J. Sharfstein, in conversation with Brent Staples, unravels the stories of three families who represent the complexity of race in America and force us to rethink our basic assumptions about who we are.