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Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in his I Street office in downtown Washington, D.C.

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John S.D. Eisenhower stands next to a bust of General Winfield Scott on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

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Carol Reardon, a Civil War author and professor at Penn State, sits on the wall that Confederate soldiers unsuccessfully attempted to take in Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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General Norman Schwarzkopf on the "Booknotes" set visiting with (from left) Mem Considine, Brian Lamb's aunt Eileen O'Gara, and Bobbsie Ross, all from the Northern Chicago suburbs.

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Shelby Foote holds one of the many handwritten bound manuscripts for his three-volume series on the Civil War. Mr. Foote started working on the trilogy in 1954 and continued to research and write the volumes for the next twenty years. He then…

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Foote wrote 1.5 million words on the Civil War with this dip pen. He described on C-SPAN how he had trouble finding steel-tip replacments for the pen and often had to bargain with the few stationery stores that still sold them.

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Shelby Foote at work in his Memphis home.

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Eighty-year-old Shelby Foote at work in his Memphis home. In the upper right corner of first two photos is a portrait of Marcel Proust. "While I was taking this photo," wrote Brian Lamb, "Mr. Foote told me he has read all of Proust's works nine…

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Colin Powell signing a book for a C-SPAN staff member on the "Booknotes" set.

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Neil Sheehan with boxes of archival records at the Library of Congress.

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Neil Sheehan, author of A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, in front of the Library of Congress. All of Mr. Sheehan's letters and research on the Vietnam War and those of John Paul Vann are housed in the Library of Congress.…

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Robert Timberg is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 26 September 2014. Mr. Timberg discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 27 August 1995, where he discussed his book "The Nightingale's Song."
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