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Author Robert Kurson is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 1 May 2014. Mr. Kurson discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 11 July 2004, where he discussed his book "Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two…

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."
This scrupulously documented account of the NSA's tireless hunt for intelligence dissects an organization that monitors enemies and allies alike--a leviathan whose influence has both prevented and provoked world conflict. Relying on testimony and…
John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever - the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some…
Ky served as a general in the South Vietnamese Air Force and as prime minister from 1965 until 1967.

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.

Colin Powell signing a book for a C-SPAN staff member on the "Booknotes" set.
On the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that the intricate plan for the invasion of France in June 1944, had to be…
Andrew and Leslie Cockburn's study of the intelligence relationship between the United States and Israel.
Discusses how the defeat and American military occupation of Japan after World War II affected each level of Japanese society.
When a machine-gun bullet ended the life of war correspondent Ernie Pyle in the final days of World War II, Americans mourned him in the same breath as they mourned Franklin Roosevelt. To millions, the loss of this American folk hero seemed nearly…
A Vietnam veteran who lost both legs and a hand in the Vietnam War recounts his homecoming and his attempts to come to terms with his life.
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