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    The Writer's Crusade

    Journalist Tom Roston provided a history of Kurt Vonnegut’s writing of his novel about World War II, Slaughterhouse Five, and questioned if Vonnegut’s own post-traumatic stress disorder…

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    April 1945

    Historian Craig Shirley looked at the events of April 1945, which included the final days of World War II in Europe, the deaths of President Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, and…

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    The Eagles of Heart Mountain

    Bradford Pearson told the story of the Japanese Americans held at an internment camp in Wyoming during World War ll and how their sons, during their incarceration, played for an undefeated…

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    Neutrality and World War I America

    University of Minnesota Professor Saje Mathieu taught a class about “neutrality” and what that concept meant in World War I America. She explained how neutrality did not mean inactivity, as…

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    Victory Garden

    This 1942 U.S. Department of Agriculture film promotes Victory Gardens and provides instructions to help citizens grow their own fruits and vegetables at home during World War II.

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    After Words with Madeleine Albright

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recounts her early childhood years in her native Czechoslovakia, as it came under the control of Nazi Germany. Using her parents' writings,…

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    The Correspondents

    Author Judith Mackrell profiled six women who reported from the field during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the St. Louis County Library.

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    Navigating World War II History

    In this program, historians discuss documenting World War II. The discussion was part of the 14th annual International Conference on World War II hosted by the National World War II Museum…

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    Women Reporting on World War II

    Authors Janet Somerville (Yours, for Probably Always) and Hillary Roberts ("Lee Miller: A Woman’s War) discussed women reporting on the frontlines during World War II. This program was part…

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    Women and World War II

    Authors Gwen Strauss (The Nine) and Mari Eder (The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line) talked about the role women played on the frontlines during World War II. This program was part of the 14th…

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    Foreign Relations

    Authors Ian Johnson (Faustian Bargain) and Sean McMeekin (Stalin’s War) discussed foreign relations between Germany, the Soviet Union, and the United States in the lead-up and aftermath of…

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    War and Genocide

    Historians Alexandra Richie and Michael Neiberg discussed war and genocide. This program was part of the 14th annual International Conference on World War II hosted by the National World…

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    Historian Rick Atkinson on Citizen Soldiers

    Award winning-historian Rick Atkinson provided a history of citizen soliders. He spoke at the 14th annual International Conference on World War II hosted by the National World War II Museum…

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    The Bomber Mafia

    Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell examined the development of precision bombing during World War Two. This program was part of the 14th annual International Conference on World War II…

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    Experiences of Fighting the Pacific War

    Military historians John McManus, Ian Toll, and James Scott provided a history of the Pacific War. This program was part of the 14th annual International Conference on World War II hosted…

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    Pearl Harbor Roundtable Discussion

    Military historians Allan Millett, Ian Toll, and Jonathan Parshall discussed the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This program was part of the 14th annual International Conference on World War II…

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    Dwight Eisenhower's World War II Leadership

    David Eisenhower, grandson of President Eisenhower, talked about his grandfather’s leadership during World War II as a general in the Army. He talked with Brian Hauenstein, grandson of Colonel…

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    Nazis of Copley Square

    Boston College history professor Charles Gallagher provided a history of the Christian Front, a far-right militant organization that espoused anti-Semitic and anti-Communist beliefs in the…

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    Allied Occupation of Japan Following World War II

    MacArthur Memorial education manager Amanda Williams examined General Douglas MacArthur’s management of the Allied occupation of Japan following the end of World War II. This was a virtual…

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    Woody Williams Oral History Interview

    Woody Williams was interviewed about his life and military service. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service with the 3rd Marine Division in the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. The…

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