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Episode Detail: Karen Armstrong: The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions - History on Book TV

The evolution of the world's major religions is discussed by Karen Armstrong (“The Great Transformation: The Beginnings of Our Religious Traditions”).

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2/19/2012: Nancy Sherman: The Untold War
2/19/2012: Maurice Jackson: Let This Voice Be Heard
10/12/2008: National Book Festival: Tony Horwitz
10/5/2008: Discussion of the Islamic World
9/27/2008: National Book Festival: Michael Dobbs
9/27/2008: National Book Festival: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
9/20/2008: Tony Williams: Hurricane of Independence
9/20/2008: Jennet Conant: The Irregulars
9/20/2008: Mark Dimunation: Thomas Jefferson's Library
9/14/2008: Massacre at Mountain Meadows
9/13/2008: Patrick Buchanan: Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War
9/8/2008: Stuart Leibiger: Founding Friendship
9/7/2008: Roosevelt Reading Festival: Joseph Persico
8/30/2008: Roosevelt Reading Festival: Will Swift
8/30/2008: Kevin Hayes: The Road to Monticello
8/30/2008: Roosevelt Reading Festival: Anthony Badger
8/16/2008: Les Standiford: Washington Burning
8/9/2008: Mark Stein: How the States Got Their Shapes
8/9/2008: Andrew Ward: The Slaves' War
8/2/2008: David Maraniss: Rome 1960
8/2/2008: Benny Morris: 1948
8/2/2008: William Eskridge: Dishonorable Passions
7/28/2008: Simon Winchester: The Man Who Loved China
7/28/2008: Rutka Laskier: Rutka's Notebook
7/26/2008: Boris Gindin and David Hagberg: Mutiny
7/26/2008: Anna Rubino: Queen of the Oil Club
7/26/2008: Ginger Strand: Inventing Niagara
7/26/2008: Paul Gregory: Lenin's Brain and Other Tales From the Soviet Archives
7/13/2008: Nicholas Daniloff: Of Spies and Spokesmen
7/12/2008: John Lukacs: Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat
7/12/2008: Harper Barnes: Never Been a Time
7/12/2008: Michael Rose: Washington's War
7/5/2008: Walter McDougall: Throes of Democracy
7/5/2008: Stephen Budiansky: The Bloody Shirt
7/5/2008: Arthur Herman: Gandhi & Churchill
7/4/2008: Elizabeth Fenn: Pox Americana
7/4/2008: Walter Borneman: Polk
6/28/2008: William Bennett: America, the Last Best Hope
6/28/2008: Brendan Koerner: Now the Hell Will Start
6/22/2008: David Kyvig: The Age of Impeachment
6/22/2008: Andrei Cherny: The Candy Bombers
6/21/2008: George Daughan: If by Sea
6/21/2008: John L. Jackson Jr.: Racial Paranoia
6/21/2008: Timothy Colton: Yeltsin
6/15/2008: Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Birthplace of the American Ideal
6/14/2008: Laton McCartney: The Teapot Dome Scandal
6/14/2008: Douglas Blackmon: Slavery by Another Name
6/8/2008: Tony Horwitz: A Voyage Long and Strange
6/7/2008: Gilbert King: The Execution of Willie Francis
6/7/2008: Chris Myers Asch: The Senator & the Sharecropper
5/24/2008: Gary Gallagher: Causes Won, Lost and Forgotten
5/24/2008: Charles Cobb: On the Road to Freedom
5/17/2008: Michael Meyerson: Liberty's Blueprint
5/17/2008: Max Hastings: Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
5/11/2008: Panel Discussion on the Political Career of Melvin Laird
5/10/2008: Adam Clymer: Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch
5/4/2008: Bruce Schulman and Julian Zelize: Rightward Bound
5/3/2008: Peter Schuck and James Wilson: Understanding America
5/3/2008: Robert Schlesinger: White House Ghosts
5/3/2008: Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America
5/3/2008: David Hajdu: The Ten Cent Plague
4/20/2008: Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson: Dear First Lady
4/19/2008: Virginia Festival of the Book: Discussion of Ralph Ellison's Manuscripts for His Second Novel
4/19/2008: Virginia Festival of the Book: Thomas Jefferson Panel
4/19/2008: Virginia Festival of the Book---Civil War Battles Panel
4/19/2008: 2008 Virginia Festival of the Book---Civil War Analyses Panel
4/19/2008: Virginia Festival of the Book---African American Revolutionaries Panel
4/19/2008: Virginia Festival of the Book---Justice and Diplomacy Following World War II Panel
4/12/2008: Nancy Kriplen: The Eccentric Billionaire
4/5/2008: Richard Wright at 100: Looking Backward, Looking Forward
4/5/2008: Nicholson Baker: Human Smoke
3/30/2008: Joshua Kendall: The Man Who Made Lists
3/29/2008: Anna Porter: Kasztner's Train
3/23/2008: Donald Ritchie: Electing FDR
3/15/2008: Joseph Wheelan: Mr. Adams's Last Crusade
3/15/2008: Nick Taylor: American-Made
3/15/2008: William Link: Righteous Warror
3/15/2008: Pope Brock: Charlatan
3/15/2008: Terese Svoboda: Black Glasses Like Clark Kent
3/15/2008: David Reynolds: Summits
3/15/2008: Edward Allan Brawley: Speaking Out for America's Poor
3/8/2008: Richard Rayner: The Associates
3/8/2008: LeeAnna Keith: The Colfax Massacre
3/1/2008: Paul Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick: Douglass and Lincoln
3/1/2008: African American National Biography
2/19/2008: Daniel Scroop: Mr. Democrat
2/19/2008: Roosevelt Reading Festival: Hal Vaughan---FDR's 12 Apostles
2/18/2008: Ted Van Dyk: Heroes Hacks & Fools: Memoirs from the Political Inside
2/16/2008: Edward Lengel: To Conquer Hell
2/9/2008: David Blight: A Slave No More
2/9/2008: William Noel: The Archimedes Codex
2/3/2008: Brian McAllister Linn: The Echo of Battle
2/2/2008: Drew Gilpin Faust: This Republic of Suffering
2/2/2008: Eric Burns: Virtue, Valor, & Vanity
2/2/2008: Panel on 'The Coldest Winter'
1/27/2008: Hal Brands: From Berlin to Baghdad
1/20/2008: Timothy Naftali: George H.W. Bush
1/19/2008: Seth Shulman: The Telephone Gambit
1/19/2008: Joseph Palermo: Robert F. Kennedy and the Death of American Idealism
1/5/2008: Julie Fenster: The Case of Abraham Lincoln
12/30/2007: Tom Brokaw: Boom! Voices of the Sixties
12/30/2007: Daniel Walker Howe: What Hath God Wrought---The Transformation of America, 1815
12/29/2007: Jason Emerson: The Madness of Mary Lincoln
12/24/2007: My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams
12/24/2007: American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic
12/23/2007: Vincent Virga: Cartographia
12/16/2007: Stephen D. Solomon: Ellery's Protest: How One Young Man Defied Tradition and Sparked the Battle Over School Prayer
12/15/2007: Eric Muller: American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II
12/9/2007: Discovery!: The Search for Arabian Oil
12/2/2007: Bruce Miroff: The Liberals' Moment
12/1/2007: Robert Morgan: Boone: A Biography
12/1/2007: Mark Perry: Partners in Command
12/1/2007: Stacy Cordery: Alice
11/24/2007: Edward Renehan Jr.: Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
11/24/2007: Nicholas Wapshott: Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher
11/22/2007: Barry Landau: The President's Table
11/22/2007: James Gaines: For Liberty and Glory
11/22/2007: Woody Holton: Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution
11/18/2007: Head and Heart: American Christianties
11/18/2007: Thomas DeFrank: Write It When I'm Gone
11/17/2007: Jim Rasenberger: America 1908
11/3/2007: John Ferling: Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence
11/3/2007: Thomas Fleming: The Perils of Peace
11/3/2007: Edward Larson: A Magnificent Catastrophe
11/3/2007: The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly
10/28/2007: Walter Russell Mead: God and Gold
10/27/2007: Mark Edmundson: The Death of Sigmund Freud
10/27/2007: Kim Long: The Almanac of Political Corruption, Scandals & Dirty Politics
10/27/2007: Michael Neufeld: Von Braun---Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War
10/27/2007: Norman Davies: No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945
10/21/2007: Ben Kiernan: Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide
10/20/2007: Stephen Mihm: A Nation of Counterfeiters
10/20/2007: Egil Krogh: Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices and Life Lessons from the White House
10/14/2007: Panel Discussion of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s 'Journals: 1952-2000'
10/13/2007: Adrian Burgos: Playing America's Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line
10/6/2007: 50th Anniversary of the Sputnik Launch Roundtable Discussion
10/6/2007: David Friedman: The Immortalists
10/6/2007: Pat Shipman: Femme Fatale---Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari
10/6/2007: National Book Festival: Michael Oren
10/6/2007: National Book Festival: David Kennedy
9/30/2007: Diane Ackerman: The Zookeeper's Wife
9/30/2007: National Book Festival: David Halberstam's 'The Coldest Winter'
9/30/2007: National Book Festival: Arnold Rampersad
9/30/2007: National Book Festival: Douglas Wilson
9/30/2007: National Book Festival: Michael Beschloss
9/30/2007: National Book Festival: James Swanson
9/30/2007: National Book Festival: World War II Veterans Discuss 'The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945'
9/23/2007: Michael L. Kurtz: The JFK Assassination Debates
9/22/2007: Elizabeth Jacoway: Turn Away Thy Son---Little Rock, the Crisis That Shocked the Nation
9/22/2007: David Nichols: A Matter of Justice---Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution
9/22/2007: Lynne Olson: Troublesome Young Men
9/15/2007: Scott Martelle: Blood Passion---The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West
9/9/2007: Juan Cole: Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East
9/8/2007: Antonio Rafael de la Cova: The Moncada Attack: Birth of the Cuban Revolution
9/8/2007: Greg Behrman: The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe
9/8/2007: Bruce Watson: Sacco & Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind
8/26/2007: Karen Abbott: Sin in the Second City
8/26/2007: Roosevelt Reading Festival: Elizabeth Borgwardt: A New Deal for the World
8/19/2007: Stephen Mansfield: 10 Tortured Words
8/18/2007: Michael Punke: Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West
8/12/2007: 2007 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Geoffrey Ward: First Class Temperament
8/12/2007: Ronald Porambo: No Cause for Indictment: The Explosive Story of the Newark Riots
8/11/2007: Nat and Yanna Kroyt Brandt: In the Shadow of the Civil War
8/4/2007: Daniel A. Farber: Retained by the People: The 'Silent' Ninth Amendment
7/29/2007: Dan Kurzman: A Special Mission
7/29/2007: James Reston Jr.: The Conviction of Richard Nixon
7/28/2007: James McPherson: Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg
7/28/2007: Ed Offley: Scorpion Down
7/22/2007: Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez: Foxbats Over Dimona: The Soviets' Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War
7/22/2007: Kim MacQarrie: The Last Days of the Incas
7/21/2007: 2007 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Gary Scott Smith
7/21/2007: Jean Pfaelzer: Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans
7/15/2007: Elizabeth Drew: Richard M. Nixon
7/14/2007: 2007 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Jean Edward Smith
7/8/2007: Sally Denton: Passion And Principle: John and Jessie Fremont
7/8/2007: Elizabeth Brown Pryor: Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Letters
7/7/2007: Joan Quigley: The Day The Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy
7/7/2007: Arnold Rampersad: Ralph Ellison: A Biography
7/2/2007: Fritz Stern
7/1/2007: Steven Bach: Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl
6/30/2007: Jules Witcover: Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew
6/25/2007: Joseph Wheelan: Invading Mexico: America's Continental Dream And The Mexican War, 1846-1848
6/24/2007: Paul Starr: Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism
6/23/2007: Robert D. Hormats: The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars
6/17/2007: Christopher Finan: From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act
6/17/2007: Edward Brooke: Bridging the Divide: My Life
6/16/2007: David Talbot: Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
6/3/2007: Raymond J. Batvinis: The Origins of FBI Counter-Intelligence
5/28/2007: R. Howard Bloch: A Needle in the Right Hand of God
5/27/2007: Thomas J. Craughwell: Stealing Lincoln's Body
5/27/2007: Joseph M. Marshall III: The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History
5/26/2007: Interview With Geoffrey Perret, Author of 'Commander in Chief'
5/26/2007: Karolyn Smardz Frost: I've Got a Home in Glory Land
5/26/2007: Andrew Burstein: The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving
5/26/2007: Panel Discussion---The Conservatism and Liberalism of the 1960s: Then and Now
5/20/2007: John Lukacs: George Kennan: A Study of Character
5/20/2007: Ann Hagedorn: Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919
5/20/2007: Heather Ewing: The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian
5/19/2007: Jonathan Eig: Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season
5/19/2007: Jill Norgen: Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President
5/14/2007: Ron Soodalter: Hanging Captain Gordon: The Life and Trial of an American Slave Trader
5/12/2007: David Silbey: A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902
4/28/2007: Bob Deans: The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James
4/23/2007: Panel Discussion on Civilians in the Path of War
4/22/2007: Gerard Magliocca: Andrew Jackson and the Constitution: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes
4/21/2007: Stephanie Capparell: The Real Pepsi Challenge: The Inspirational Story of Breaking the Color Barrier in American Business
4/21/2007: Michael Lerner: Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City
4/15/2007: 2007 Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium Panel Discussion
4/14/2007: Clive James: Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
4/8/2007: Tom Bissell: The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam
4/7/2007: Wynton Hall: The Right Words: Great Republican Speeches That Shaped History
4/7/2007: James McPherson: This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War
4/7/2007: William Marvel: Mr. Lincoln Goes to War
4/7/2007: Douglas Wilson: Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words
4/7/2007: Presidential Biography Panel with David Greenberg, Ira Rutkow and Sean Wilentz
4/1/2007: Ken Alder: The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession
3/25/2007: Matthew Warshauer: Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law
3/25/2007: Zachary Karabell: Peace Be Upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence
3/19/2007: Discussion of 'The Education of Henry Adams: A Centennial Version' With Editors Edward Chalfant and Conrad Wright
3/18/2007: Robert Edsel: Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe's Great Art
3/17/2007: Presidential Biography Panel
3/12/2007: Jim Newton: Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made
3/7/2007: Allan M. Brandt: The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, And Deadly Persistence Of The Product That Defined America
3/3/2007: Jorg Friedrich: The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945
3/3/2007: Eric Metaxas: Amazing Grace; David Batstone: Not for Sale
3/3/2007: Jeremy Schaap: Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
2/25/2007: Harriet Washington: Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans
2/18/2007: Tom Wheeler: Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails; Harold Holzer: Lincoln at Cooper Union
2/18/2007: Melvin Patrick Ely: Israel on the Appomattox
2/10/2007: Richard Sonnenfeldt: Witness to Nuremberg
1/21/2007: Mark Moyar: Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965
1/20/2007: Steven Johnson: The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic
1/14/2007: Jeff Sypeck: Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800
1/14/2007: Rush Loving Jr.: The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry
1/14/2007: James Hornfischer: Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivor
1/13/2007: Timothy Naftali: Khrushchev's Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary
1/7/2007: Evan Thomas: Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945
1/6/2007: Jim Powell: Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy
1/6/2007: Robert Richardson: William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism
1/1/2007: James Simon: Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney
12/30/2006: Michael Blake: Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency
12/30/2006: Allan Greenberg: Architecture of Democracy
12/25/2006: Donald Miller: Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany
12/25/2006: Harlow Unger: The Unexpected George Washington
12/23/2006: Hal Vaughn: FDR's 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa
12/16/2006: Hampton Sides: Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West
12/16/2006: Edwin Black: Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives
12/3/2006: Tom Nagorski: Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack
12/3/2006: Karen Armstrong: Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time
12/2/2006: Geoffrey Robertson: The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold
11/23/2006: Henry Louis Gates: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
11/23/2006: Thomas Cahill: Mysteries of the Middle Ages
11/23/2006: Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes
11/18/2006: Steven Smith: Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism
11/18/2006: Niall Ferguson: The War of the World: A Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
11/18/2006: Murray Seeger: Discovering Russia: 200 Years of American Journalism
11/14/2006: Charles Gati: Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt
10/29/2006: Craig Nelson: Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of the Modern Nations
10/28/2006: Thomas Hager: The Demon Under the Microscope
10/21/2006: Rodric Braithwaite: Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War
10/7/2006: Marthe Cohn: Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany
9/30/2006: Russell Bourne: Cradle of Violence: How Boston's Waterfront Mobs Ignited the American Revolution
9/23/2006: 2006 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Jonathan Alter
9/17/2006: John Mosier: Cross of Iron---The Rise and Fall of the German War Machine, 1918-1945
9/17/2006: W. Joseph Campbell: The Year That Defined American Journalism---1897 and the Clash of the Paradigms
9/17/2006: Simon Schama: Rough Crossings---Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
9/16/2006: Guenter Lewy: The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey---A Disputed Genocide
9/16/2006: 2006 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Robert Rosen
9/9/2006: Saul Cornell: A Well-Regulated Militia---The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America
9/9/2006: Brian Latell: After Fidel---The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next leader
9/9/2006: 2006 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Fergus Bordewich
9/4/2006: Jason Shinder: The Poem That Changed America---'Howl' Fifty Years Later
9/3/2006: David Brion Davis: Inhuman Bondage---The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World
9/2/2006: Paul Hollander: From the Gulag to the Killing Fields---Personal Accounts of Political Violence & Repression in Communist States
9/2/2006: Thomas Bender: A Nation Among Nations---America's Place in World History
8/28/2006: 2006 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Elliot A. Rosen
8/26/2006: Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different
8/19/2006: Charles Rappleye: Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution
8/19/2006: Paul Offit: The Cutter Incident----How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis
8/13/2006: Chad Millman: The Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic
8/12/2006: Frederick Kagan: The End of the Old Order: Napolean and Europe, 1801-1805
8/6/2006: Soldier Slaves: Abandoned by the White House, Courts and Congress
8/5/2006: The American Civil War: 365 Days
7/29/2006: James Nelson: Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain but Won the American Revolution
7/23/2006: Ron Steinman: Women in Vietnam: The Oral History
7/16/2006: Lewis Buzbee: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
7/15/2006: Jeffrey Herf: The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust
7/10/2006: Hugh Pope: Sons of the Conquerors: The Rise of the Turkic World
7/8/2006: John Strausbaugh: Black like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture
7/8/2006: Marc Wortman: The Millionaires' Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power
7/1/2006: William Polk: The Birth of America: From Before Columbus to the Revolution
7/1/2006: Jon Meacham: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation
6/24/2006: Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
6/24/2006: Neil Hanson: Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War
6/18/2006: Noliwe Rooks: White Money/Black Power: The Surprising History of African American Studies/Crisis of Race in Higher Education
6/11/2006: Nic Dunlop: The Lost Executioner
6/11/2006: Jeffrey Richelson: Spying on the Bomb
6/11/2006: Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War
6/10/2006: Alexander Rose: Washington's Spies
6/4/2006: Kenneth Osgood: Total Cold War: Eisenhower's Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad
6/4/2006: Eric Burns: Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism
6/3/2006: Raymond Arsenault: Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
5/28/2006: Andrew Bostom: The Legacy of Islamic Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims
5/28/2006: James Bowman: Honor: A History
5/28/2006: Ann Finkbeiner: The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite
5/28/2006: Thomas Desjardin: Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold's March to Quebec, 1775
5/27/2006: Vietnam POW Authors
5/27/2006: Mavericks of the Sky: The First Daring Pilots of the U.S. Air Mail
5/27/2006: John Tayman: The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
5/27/2006: Let Every Nation Know
5/27/2006: William Hogeland: The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels
5/21/2006: Anna-Lisa Cox: A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith
5/21/2006: James Robbins: Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point
5/14/2006: James Carroll: House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
5/13/2006: Barry Werth: 31 Days
5/13/2006: William Pelfrey: Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time
5/7/2006: A.C. Grayling: Among the Dead Cities: The History and Moral Legacy of the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan
4/30/2006: Harry Bruinius: Better for All the World: The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America's Quest for Racial Purity
4/25/2006: Catherine Merridale: Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945
4/23/2006: Charles Jones: Boys of '67: From Vietnam to Iraq, the Extraordinary Story of a Few Good Men
4/22/2006: Caroline Finkel: Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire
4/16/2006: Karen Armstrong: The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
4/15/2006: Stephen Kinzer: Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
4/15/2006: Cuban Revolution Panel
4/9/2006: Calvin Johnson: Righteous Anger at the Wicked States: The Meaning of the Founders' Constitution
4/8/2006: Alexander Polikoff: Waiting for Gautreaux: A Story of Segregation, Housing, and the Black Ghetto
4/8/2006: James Jacobs: Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement
4/2/2006: David Hackett Fischer: AEI's Irving Kristol Lecture
4/1/2006: Cassandra Pybus: Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty
3/26/2006: Gershom Gorenberg: The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977
3/25/2006: Alan Taylor: The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution
3/18/2006: David Traxel: Crusader Nation: The United States in Peace and the Great War, 1898-1920
3/11/2006: Bruce Cumings: Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History
3/5/2006: Charles Sanders: The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the US Ski Troops During the Second World War
3/4/2006: Teo Babun: The Cuban Revolution: Years of Promise
3/4/2006: Bob Zeller: The Blue and Gray in Black and White: A History of Civil War Photography
3/4/2006: Richard Carwardine: Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power
2/26/2006: Karl Fleming and Nick Kotz on Civil Rights Movement Reporting
2/25/2006: David Roll and Keith McFarland: Louis Johnson and the Arming of America
2/25/2006: Joan Mellen: A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History
2/20/2006: Neil Dahlstrom: Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission to Destory the Press
2/19/2006: Jeffrey Hart: The Making of the American Conservative Mind: National Review and Its Times
2/18/2006: Karenna Gore Schiff: Lighting the Way: Nine Women who Changed Modern America
2/13/2006: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa: Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan
2/12/2006: Barnet Schecter: The Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America
2/6/2006: Philip Dray: Stealing God's Thunder: Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention of America
2/5/2006: John Lewis Gaddis: The Cold War: A New History
1/29/2006: Margaret Creighton: The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Hidden History
1/28/2006: James Bradley: Flyboys: A Book Club Discussion at the Savage Branch of the Howard County (MD) Library
1/28/2006: Nell Irvin Painter: Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present
1/23/2006: Timothy Egan: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
1/22/2006: Eric Foner and Joshua Brown: Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction
1/21/2006: Alistair Horne---La Belle France: A Short History
1/16/2006: Bruce Watson: Bread & Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
1/16/2006: Susan Butler: My Dear Mr. Stalin
1/16/2006: Drew Hansen: The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
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