Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

Event date: 
October 11th, 2014
Speaker: 
Joan Biskupic
Marcia Coyle (moderator)
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Two of the most prestigious Supreme Court experts explore how Associate Justice Sotomayor has challenged an institution and the societal differences she is making.

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John Quincy Adams: American Visionary

Event date: 
June 10th, 2014
Speaker: 
Fred Kaplan
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
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Drawing on unpublished archival material, biographer Fred Kaplan shines new light on John Quincy Adams and the legacy of this visionary leader.

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Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings

Event date: 
June 7th, 2014
Speaker: 
Craig L. Symonds
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One of the greatest naval historians of our time sheds light on the remarkable but little-known naval arm of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944—Operation Neptune—the largest seaborne military assault in history.

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The Day of Battle: World War II in Sicily and Italy—Part 2

Event date: 
June 28th, 2014
Speaker: 
Rick Atkinson
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson discusses why the controversial and deadly campaign of the Allied forces through Sicily and the Italian peninsula was essential to the liberation of Europe.

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The Day of Battle: World War II in Sicily and Italy—Part 1

Event date: 
June 28th, 2014
Speaker: 
Rick Atkinson
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson discusses why the controversial and deadly campaign of the Allied forces through Sicily and the Italian peninsula was essential to the liberation of Europe.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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