History Bookshelf: Kathleen Dalton (right-click to copy direct link)
President Theodore Roosevelt (1904)
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Kathleen Dalton on her book, "Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life," which chronicles Roosevelt's accomplishments including his work to broker peace between Russian and Japan, his Nobel Peace Prize, and his dedication to land preservation.
Friday, December 21, 2012 at 4:24pm (ET)
Leon Wagener discusses his book, "One Giant Leap: Neil Armstrong's Stellar American Journey." He discusses Armstrong’s dream of going to space, details the moon landing, and explains the scientific advancements that made the moon walk possible.
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Jill Norgren chronicles the life of Belva Lockwood, who in 1884 became the first woman to run a full presidential campaign. One of the first female attorneys in the U.S., Lockwood was also the first woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Author Benn Steil discusses the Bretton Woods conference in 1944 that led to a new economic system following WWII. In his book, “The Battle of Bretton Woods,” Steil profiles two of the people who helped shaped the system: British economist John Maynard Keynes and American Harry Dexter White.
Author Susan Hertog recounts the life of American journalist Dorothy Thompson, the first female chief of a European news bureau, and Rebecca West, a British historian, novelist and journalist.
Author and history professor Woody Holton discusses his book, "Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution," which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award.
Marla Miller discusses the life of Betsy Ross, the woman who sewed the first American flag. Miller explains some of the details of Ross’ life, including her insight into Ross’ relationships, personality and faith.
Nancy Stuart Rubin discusses her book “Defiant Brides," which details the lives of the Revolutionary-era wives of celebrated general Henry Knox and infamous traitor Benedict Arnold.
Author and history professor Lori Ginzberg discusses her book on the life of women’s suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, detailing her personal life, character flaws and struggle for women’s rights.
Journalist Edward Lucas discusses his book, “The New Cold War: Putin’s Russia and the Threat to the West.” He focuses on changes in Russia under Vladimir Putin and the potential for Russian territorial expansion.
Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree describes the importance of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education in his book “All Deliberate Speed.” 60 years ago-- on May 17, 1954-- the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in the public schools violated the rights of minority students to equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.