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

Speaker: 
Michael Korda
Tue, May 27th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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A remarkable military leader, Robert E. Lee was a likely candidate to take charge of the Union Army in 1861. However, compelled by a love of his home state of Virginia, this principled man, who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, pitted himself against an army he served for 36 years. Bestselling author Michael Korda explores this compelling figure, who, as the leading Confederate General, provided the Union with a most fierce adversary.

Great Battles of the Civil War: Fredericksburg

Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, May 21st, 2014 | 6:30 pm

 

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Around the World with Barry Lewis: Central Park

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, May 18th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

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Central Park’s design is democracy in three dimensions. No one understood that better than its creators, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. With their talented team, they created a slice of the American countryside—accessible to all—that looks completely natural but is a brilliantly crafted artifice that helps us achieve the “American dream.”

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

Speaker: 
Donald L. Miller
Tue, May 13th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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In the 1920s, an infectious energy filled the air as the country pushed relentlessly into the future, and at the center of it all stood a gleaming city reaching for the sky. Join us for an exploration of the cultural history of Jazz Age Manhattan—from the introduction of “talkies” to the emergence of mass communication to the broadcasting of revolutionary new music on radios—and learn why ambitious innovators of change flocked to the city, transforming America in the process.

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Speaker: 
Nathaniel Philbrick
Thu, May 8th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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On June 17, 1775, violence erupted between British troops and Patriot militia in the Battle of Bunker Hill, which would become the bloodiest battle of the Revolution. An award-winning author and historian reignites the flames of Bunker Hill and offers a fresh perspective on this turning point that sparked the American Revolution.

Around the World with Barry Lewis: Jerusalem

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, May 4th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

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In the Old City of Jerusalem, especially in the Muslim quarter, we can see examples of the “Moorish “ style that inspired 19th-century Western architects, including the New York avant-garde of the 1860s to '80s period, to embrace new ideas of how buildings should be designed.

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Barry Lewis is an architectural historian who currently teaches at Cooper Union Forum and specializes in European and American architecture from the 18th to 20th centuries.

The Civil War in 50 Objects, Part II

Speaker: 
Eric Foner
Thu, May 1st, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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Explore the unsurpassed Civil War collections of the New-York Historical Society in another lively, vividly illustrated look inside history through rare pictures, one-of-a-kind relics, bizarre curiosities, and iconic talismans of the rebellion—including prison art and soldier diaries, secret de-coding devices, home-front charity fair souvenirs, political tokens, and unique, first-hand testimony about the Lincoln assassination.

The White House: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Speaker: 
Jodi Kantor
Jonathan Alter
Kati Marton (moderator)
Tue, April 29th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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Three journalists explore the evolving relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—from the political rivalry that defined the 2008 presidential primaries to their powerful professional partnership—and consider how their similarities and differences came into play during the first four years of Obama’s presidency and how they will affect their respective futures.

Lincoln "by littles"

Speaker: 
Lewis E. Lehrman
Wed, April 23rd, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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Few know that our 16th President, the man who saw the Union through the Civil War, did not have the chance to properly attend school. He went “by littles”, increments that amounted to fewer than 12 months of formal education over several years. Noted historian and author Lewis E. Lehrman follows Abraham Lincoln’s incredible life, highlighting key moments that give insight into how he went from the poor son of a frontiersman with little formal education to one of the most celebrated leaders in American history.

Our Haggadah with Cokie and Steven Roberts

Speaker: 
Cokie Roberts
Steven V. Roberts
Tue, April 8th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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Each year during the Passover Seder, Jewish families recount the story of the Exodus from Egypt using the Haggadah as their guide book. Acclaimed authors Cokie and Steven V. Roberts share their unique and personalized vision of the traditional Haggadah, exploring their own family traditions, lessons they’ve learned as an interfaith couple, and inclusive Passover rituals.

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