Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

Event date: 
May 27th, 2014
Speaker: 
Michael Korda
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Bestselling author Michael Korda explores Robert E. Lee, the compelling figure, who, as the leading Confederate General, provided the Union with a most fierce adversary.

The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

Event date: 
June 5th, 2014
Speaker: 
James Oakes
Edna Greene Medford
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Experts offer a fresh account of slavery and the Civil War, exploring the idea that a peaceful path to abolition could have been taken.

Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War

Event date: 
May 20th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Peter R. Mansoor
David H. Petraeus
Max Boot (Moderator)
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Using newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, and more, two retired U.S. Army veterans, Col. Peter Mansoor and Gen. David Petraeus, share their unique insider’s view of the most decisive phase of the Iraq War—“the surge.”

Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

Event date: 
May 13th, 2014
Duration: 
57 minutes 44 seconds
Speaker: 
Donald L. Miller
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Author Donald L. Miller explores the cultural history of Jazz Age Manhattan, revealing why ambitious innovators of change flocked to the city in the 1920s, transforming America in the process.

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Event date: 
May 8th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour 5 minutes
Speaker: 
Nathaniel Philbrick
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Award-winning author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick reignites the flames of the Battle of Bunker Hill and offers a fresh perspective on this turning point that sparked the American Revolution.

The Civil War in 50 Objects, Part II

Event date: 
May 1st, 2014
Duration: 
58 minutes 58 seconds
Speaker: 
Eric Foner
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Eric Foner explores the Civil War through the unsurpassed collections of the New-York Historical Society.

Lincoln "by littles"

Event date: 
April 23rd, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour 20 minutes
Speaker: 
Lewis E. Lehrman
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Noted historian and author Lewis E. Lehrman discusses Abraham Lincoln’s life, from his humble origins with little formal education to his remarkable accomplishments as the nation’s 16th president.

Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City

Event date: 
March 25th, 2014
Duration: 
58 minutes 35 seconds
Speaker: 
Robert A.M. Stern
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Renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern discusses the evolution of the planned garden suburb and the important lessons they hold for the future of our towns and cities.

Our Haggadah with Cokie and Steven Roberts

Event date: 
April 8th, 2014
Duration: 
57 minutes
Speaker: 
Cokie Roberts
Steven V. Roberts
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Acclaimed authors Cokie and Steven V. Roberts share their unique and personalized vision of the traditional Passover Haggadah, exploring their own family traditions, lessons they’ve learned as an interfaith couple, and inclusive Passover rituals.

Great Battles of the Civil War: Shiloh

Event date: 
April 3rd, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Leading Civil War historians discuss the two-day battle at Shiloh—from strategies to casualties, miracles to miscalculations.

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