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Booknotes : stories from American history

Author: Brian Lamb
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2001.
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Contemporary writers and historians examine specific events that have shaped American history, from the Boston Tea Party to the final days of the first Bush administration.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Booknotes.
New York : Public Affairs, c2001
(OCoLC)606601816
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Lamb
ISBN: 1586480839 9781586480837
OCLC Number: 47922872
Notes: Collection of essays by various authors based on interviews originally held on the television program Booknotes.
Includes index.
Description: xxii, 540 p., [32] p. of plates ; 25 cm.
Contents: Revolution and founding, 1776-1815 (Alfred F. Young on a shoemaker and the Boston Tea Party --
Pauline Maier on declaring independence --
Jack N. Rakove on creating the Constitution --
Robert Scigliano on The Federalist papers --
Annette Gordon-Reed on Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings --
Roger G. Kennedy on the American and French Revolutions --
Bernard A. Weisberger on the contested election of 1800 --
Arnold A. Rogow on the Hamilton-Burr duel --
Michael H. Cottman on the slave ship Henrietta Marie) --
The young nation, 1815-1850 (Joyce Appleby on the first generation of Americans --
Andrew Burstein on celebrating fifty years of independence --
Harvey C. Mansfield on Tocqueville's "Democracy in America"). Slavery and the Civil War, 1850-1865 (Stephen B. Oates on the buildup to the Civil War --
James M. McPherson on volunteer soldiers --
Drew Gilpin Faust on women of the slaveholding south --
Joseph E. Stevens on the events of 1863 --
James M. Perry on Civil War correspondents --
Brooks D. Simpson on Ulysses S. Grant's military career --
Douglas L. Wilson, Allen C. Guelzo, Lerone Bennett Jr., and differing perspectives on Abraham Lincoln --
H.W. Crocker III, Tom Wheeler, and the leadership of Robert E. Lee --
William J. Cooper Jr. on Jefferson Davis and the confederacy) --
Rebuilding America and the gilded age, 1865-1901 (Witold Rybczynski on Frederick Law Olmsted and the building of Central Park. David Haward Bain on the First Transcontinental Railroad --
H. Paul Jeffers on Grover Cleveland's political career --
H.W. Brands on the events of the 1890s --
Ben Proctor on William Randolph Hearst and the rise of yellow journalism --
Jean Strouse on J.P. Morgan, national banker) --
Progressive era and reaction, 1901-1929 (Linda O. McMurry on the crusades of Ida B. Wells --
Dorothy Herrmann on the celebrity of Helen Keller --
Gina Kolata on the 1918 influenza pandemic --
Emily Bernard on Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten --
Edward J. Larson on the scopes "monkey" trial --
Robert A. Slayton on Al Smith and the 1928 election --
Larry Tye on Edward L. Bernays and the birth of public relations. A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh's reluctant public life --
Peter Collier on the Roosevelt dynasty) --
Depression and war, 1929-1945 (David M. Kennedy on the Great Depression and World War II --
Allen Weinstein on the early days of Soviet espionage --
Elizabeth M. Norman on the nurses captured on Bataan --
Amity Shlaes on the creation of the withholding tax --
James Bradley on raising the flag on Iwo Jima --
Tom Brokaw on the World War II generation --
Nicholas Lemann on the great black migration --
Sally Bedell Smith, David Brinkley, Peter Jennings, and early network news). Early cold war, 1945-1957 (David Fromkin on five men who shaped the post-World War II world --
Christopher Matthews on the unlikely Kennedy-Nixon friendship --
Jean Edward Smith on Lucius D. Clay and postwar Berlin --
Zachary Karabell on Truman defeats Dewey --
Arthur Herman on the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy --
Norman Podhoretz on the New York intelligentsia) --
Social transformation, 1957-1975 (Roy Reed on Orval Faubus and the desegregation of Central High School --
Robert Dallek on Lyndon Johnson and the 1960 election --
Jay Parini on Robert Frost and the Kennedy inauguration --
Donald Kagan on the Cuban missile crisis --
Andrew Young on Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" --
Diane McWhorter on the 1963 Birmingham church bombing --
Ben Bradlee on the Kennedy years. Arlen Specter on the Warren Commission --
Jeff Shesol on the RFK-LBJ feud --
Anthony Lewis on New York Times Co. v. Sullivan --
Jon Margolis on stories from 1964 --
Tinsley E. Yarbrough on John Marshall Harlan and the Warren court --
Leonard Garment on getting to know Richard M. Nixon --
Charles V. Hamilton on the life and career of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. --
Elizabeth Taylor on Richard J. Daley and Chicago's political machine --
Peter R. Kann and Frances FitzGerald on reporting from Vietnam --
Stuart I. Rochester on American POWS in Vietnam) --
The culture wars, 1975-2000 (Irving Kristol, Nina J. Easton, and the rise of the neoconservatives --
Kiron K. Skinner on the forgotten radio scripts of Ronald Reagan --
John A. Farrell on the political lore of Tip O'Neill --
Shelby Steele, Cornel West, Thomas Sowell, Randall Robinson : a symposium on race. Don Oberdorfer on the Regan-Gorbachev Summits --
Marlin Fitzwater on Reagan, Bush, and the press --
Bob Woodward on planning the Persian Gulf war --
John Podhoretz on the last days of the first Bush White House --
Richard E. Cohen on Dan Rostenkowski's fall from power --
Tim Russert on a half-century of "Meet the Press" --
Bonnie Angelo on modern presidents' mothers).
Other Titles: Book notes
Booknotes (Television program)
Responsibility: Brian Lamb.

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