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)
Ernest Freeberg, author of “The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America,” explains how Thomas Edison’s invention of the incandescent light bulb transformed the way people lived and worked.
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Clarence Lusane, author of “The Black History of the White House,” discusses the roles African American men and women have played in the story of “The People’s House.”
Retired General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, discusses his memoir, “My Share of the Task: A Memoir.”
Chris DeRose, author of “Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the Election that Saved a Nation,” explains that the Bill of Rights was a central issue in the 1789 congressional campaign between Federalist James Madison and Anti-Federalist James Monroe.
Author Catherine Clinton discusses Harriet Tubman’s life and work in this event from 2004. In "Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom," Clinton writes about Tubman's escape from slavery and details her time as a scout, a spy and a nurse for the Union Army.
In his book, "Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution," author Richard Beeman describes the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and profiles the men who signed it on September 17, 1787.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis describes events of the summer of 1776, including the inner workings of the Continental Congress and Continental Army.
Author Rawn James describes Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s early career and profiles his mentor, Charles Hamilton Houston. The two lawyers led the NAACP’s legal office in challenging Jim Crow laws with a focus on school integration.
Sarah Vowell, author of "Unfamiliar Fishes," examines the Americanization of Hawaii that began with the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820.
Author and history professor Ali Ansari talks about the history of U.S.-Iran relations going back to the early 20th century.