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In a collaboration between writer and subject, the author of Home and City life illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure and a man at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history. "We know Olmsted through the…

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Notes and underlinings: Basbane's family, acknowledgment of collectors, librarians, booksellers. Stephen Blumberg stole from 268 libraries, worth $20 million. Stole to keep, not sell. Gentlest of infirmities, bibliomania. Oral histories, parts 1…

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The wife of Ronald Reagan's former press secretary describes life with her husband before and after he was shot by John Hinckley, the circumstances that led her to become a gun control activist, and her own battle with lung cancer.

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During the Gulf War, most journalists were confined to media pools. But not Molly Moore, the senior military correspondent of The Washington Post. Moore was the only reporter to accompany a senior commanding general as he led his troops into battle…

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Traces the career of the congressman from Harlem who became an early spokesman for civil rights but ended his career in political disgrace.

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Historian John S.D. Eisenhower, author of So Far From God and The Bitter Woods, explores the facets of Scott's career and the ways he shaped - and was shaped by - the goals and ambitions of a young republic. As Eisenhower vividly demonstrates,…

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The anti-busing riots of 1974 forever changed Southie, Boston's working class Irish community, branding it as a violent, racist enclave. Michael Patrick MacDonald grew up in Southie's Old Colony housing project. He describes the way this world within…

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Professor Douglas Wilson is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 8 July 2014. Wilson discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 29 March 1998, where he discussed his book "Honor's Voice: The Transformation of…

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Jean Strouse is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 15 January 2015. Ms. Strouse discusses her appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 23 May 1999, where she discussed her book "Morgan: American Financier."

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Juan Williams is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 29 January 2015. Mr. Williams discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 11 October 1998, where discussed his book "Thurgood Marshall: American…

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Author Nicholas Basbanes is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 1 May 2014. Mr. Basbanes discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 15 October 1995, where discussed his book "A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles,…

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Rick Perlstein is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 14 July 2014. Mr. Perlstein discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 3 June 2001, where he discussed his book "Before the Storm."
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