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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 #126: Michael Gerhardt

Michael Gerhardt (Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the UNC Center on Law and Government,  “The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy”) joins the show. We discuss America’s  forgotten presidents, who often ended up providing a blueprint for how

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Episode #125: Dean King

Dean King (“The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys The True Story”) joins the show. Despite the legendary feud’s long-lasting impact in American culture, King’s research has uncovered new information about the Hatfield and McCoys.     Show Notes You can

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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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Episode #84: David S. Reynolds

David S. Reynolds (“Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America”) joins the show. We discuss the novel, calculated storytelling, and the power of books today. Show Notes: Mightier than the Sword can be purchased wherever books are

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