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Articles with keyword "interview"

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A Nation of Individuals

Scholar John A. Garraty talks about the creation of the new American National Biography.

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"I heard the voices. . . of my Louisiana people"

Writer Ernest Gaines talks about storytelling, race, and his Louisiana roots.

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Richer Than Uncle Sam

J.P. Morgan biographer Jean Strouse talks with NEH Chairman William Ferris about the man who collected corporations and Old Masters with equal vigor.

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The Past Is Unpredictable

Historian Bernard Bailyn discusses the ways in which our past is closer than we think.

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About Saul Bellow

Bellow's biographer, James Atlas, talks about the successes and trials of the Nobel Prize-winner's life with Chairman William R. Ferris.

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The Ways of Empire

How the new Oxford History of the British Empire gives voice to both colonizers and the colonized is discussed by Wm. Roger Louis and NEH Chairman William R. Ferris.

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The Danger of Historical Amnesia

Historian David McCullough talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about how American education has lapsed.

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'Not Just a Chair'

Chairman Bruce Cole talks with antiques dealer Leigh Keno about treasure hunting for pieces of America's past.

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Lessons for a President

Historian Michael Beschloss discusses the American presidency and how it has changed from the founding fathers to the Information Age.

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Civility in a Democracy

Columnist Judith Martin talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about behavior befitting a republic.