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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe

Speaker: 
Rick Atkinson
Steve Coll (moderator)
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 18:30
Tue, May 21st, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war. Two authors tell the tale of the riveting series of events from the brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich.

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The Roberts Court

Speaker: 
Marcia Coyle
Linda Greenhouse (moderator)
Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:30
Tue, May 14th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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The Roberts Court sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom. Two of the most prestigious Supreme Court experts discuss its direction under Chief Justice Roberts and trace the paths of recent landmark decisions on race, guns, immigration, campaign finance, and health care.

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The Civil War in 50 Objects

Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Eric Foner (moderator)
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 18:30
Mon, May 13th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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From a soldier’s diary with the pencil still attached to John Brown’s pike, the Emancipation Proclamation, a Confederate Palmetto flag, and the leaves from Abraham Lincoln’s bier, Harold Holzer and Eric Foner provide a unique and intimate look at the Civil War through the New- York Historical Society’s renowned collection.

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Three Days at Gettysburg, Part II

Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
John F. Marszalek
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, 05/08/2013 - 18:30
Wed, May 8th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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In July 1863, Union and Confederate troops met in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and in three days forever changed the course of American history. Three of America’s most renowned Civil War historians discuss one of the bloodiest and most haunting battles of the American Civil War.

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Swing Time: Times Square and Coney Island

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 18:30
Thu, May 2nd, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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In this lecture and slideshow, presented in anticipation of the new exhibition Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York, architectural historian Barry Lewis explores two major entertainment centers that were emerging in New York in the 1930s: Times Square and Coney Island. Marsh was fascinated by urban daily life, and in Manhattan and Brooklyn, these two public spaces provided the backdrop for the social lives of many New Yorkers.

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WWII & NYC: The Rise and Decline of New York City

Speaker: 
Mike Wallace
Kenneth T. Jackson
Sat, 04/20/2013 -
09:00 to 12:00
Sat, April 20th, 2013 |
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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9 am — Registration and Continental Breakfast

Session 1: From Dutch Backwater to the UN
Featuring: Mike Wallace
World War II was the culmination of a more than 300-year trajectory, which catapulted New York from the edge of the world to its center. Not only did the city become the home of the United Nations, but it emerged as the cultural and economic seat of an American new-style empire.

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Eastside vs. Westside

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:30
Thu, April 18th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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By the end of the nineteenth century, Central Park West had become a bastion of middle class life and Fifth Avenue the boulevard of the very wealthy. Today the east side chateaux have almost all disappeared, but the middle class apartment buildings of the west side remain a vital part of the New York skyline. Join us for a colorful evening with Barry Lewis, whose Eastside vs. Westside lecture returns by popular demand.

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Home with Toni Morrison

Speaker: 
Toni Morrison
Bob Herbert (moderator)
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 18:30
Thu, April 11th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Join us for a conversation between Bob Herbert and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison about her latest novel, Home. The book tells the story of Frank Money, an angry veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars.

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Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II

Speaker: 
Lynne Olson
Tom Brokaw (moderator)
Thu, 03/28/2013 - 18:30
Thu, March 28th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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At the center of the debate over American intervention in World War II were the two most famous men in America: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and aviator Charles Lindbergh. The stakes could not have been higher; the combatants were larger than life. Join us for a frank discussion of the bitter clash that divided the nation, with the future of democracy and the fate of the free world hanging in the balance.

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Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man

Speaker: 
Walter Stahr
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 18:30
Tue, March 19th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century: progressive governor of New York, outspoken federal senator, secretary of state during the Civil War and its aftermath, and a target of the assassins who killed Lincoln. Join us for an illuminating conversation about a complex and pivotal figure, Lincoln’s closest friend and adviser, and an early architect of America’s empire.

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