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Booknotes: stories from American history.

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Collection of essays by various authors based on interviews originally held on the television program Booknotes. Contemporary writers and historians…

Robert Richardson.


Robert Richardson at Ralph Waldo Emerson's home in Concord, Massachusetts.

Katharine Graham.


Katharine Graham at her desk in her Georgetown home where she wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography, Personal History.

Surprise, security, and the American experience.

Historian John Lewis Gaddis' study of the concept of homeland security.