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American History

Conversations: Larry Tye, "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy"

On this edition of Conversations, Larry Tye talks with host Dan Skinner about “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy.” Tye is an author and journalist known for his biographies of notable Americans including Edward Bernays, Satchel Paige, Robert F. Kennedy and the creators of the Superman Comic. 


Conversations: Anna Mae Duane, "Educated for Freedom"

On this edition of Conversations, Anna Mae Duane talks with host Dan Skinner about her book, “Educated for Freedom: The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys Who Grew Up to Change a Nation.” Duane is Associate Professor of English and director of the American Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. 


 

Conversations: James Shapiro, "Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Our Future"

On this edition of Conversations, James Shapiro talks with host Dan Skinner about about his latest book, Shakespeare in a Divided America: What his Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Our Future. Shapiro is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. He has written several award-winning books on Shakespeare. 


Conversations: Richard Cahan, "River of Blood: American Slavery from the People Who Lived It"

On this edition of Conversations, Richard Cahan talks with host Dan Skinner about "River of Blood: American Slavery from the People Who Lived It." Cahan is a journalist who writes about photography, art and history. Working together as photo historians, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams have authored more than a dozen books based on major photo collections.


Conversations: Julian Smith, "Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, The World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West"

On this edition of Conversations, Julian Smith talks about Aloha Rodeo – Three Hawaiian Cowboys, The World’s Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West. He co-authored the book along with David Wolman. Smith also writes about science, adventure, and history for Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, and Outside, among other publications.


Conversations: Joel Richard Paul, "Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times"

On this edition of Conversations, Joel Richard Paul talks about his latest book, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and his Times. Paul is a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of California Hastings Law School in San Francisco. He is the author of Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright and a Spy Saved the American Revolution, which was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post.


Conversations: James Loewen, "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong"

On this edition of Conversations, James W. Loewen talks about the reissue of his bestselling book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. Loewen is a bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books about history.


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