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Episode #191: Richard Fox (Professor, “Lincoln’s Body”)

Richard Fox (“Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History”, Professor of History University of Southern California) joins the show. We discuss how a completely unassuming man not only embodied the American spirit, but is still remembered as one of the truly iconic

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Episode #168: James McPherson

James McPherson (George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University, “Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief”) joins the show. Jefferson Davis has had many accusations thrown at him including losing the Civil War,

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Episode #151: Doug Most

Doug Most (Special Projects Editor at the Boston Globe, “The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway”) joins the show. We discuss the incredible story of how the rival cities of Boston and

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Episode #129: John Taliaferro

John Taliaferro (Former Senior Editor at Newsweek, “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt”) joins the show. We discuss the remarkable career of John Hay. The man who was directly involved with people like

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Episode #105: Amy Greenberg

Amy Greenberg (Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Penn State University and author of “A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico”) joins the show. We discuss the surprise Election of 1844 which lead to

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Episode #87: Walter Stahr

Walter Stahr (“Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man”) joins the show. We discuss Lincoln’s Secretary of State, the 1860 Republican National Convention, the Trent Affair, and an upcoming project. Show Notes: You can purchase Seward wherever books are sold. More information about Walter is available

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