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  • emAgent Sonyaem
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    Agent Sonya

    Military historian Ben Macintyre recalled the life of Soviet intelligence officer Ursula Bolton, who assumed a false identity in an English village in the years leading up to the Cold War…

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    The Quiet Americans

    Scott Anderson looked at the early years of the Cold War as the CIA worked to counter the efforts of the KGB. This was a virtual event hosted by Left Bank Books in St. Louis.

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  • Former Senator Sam Nunn  The Cold War at 75
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    Former Senator Sam Nunn - The Cold War at 75

    The Georgia Historical Society’s senior historian Stan Deaton interviewed former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn about the Cold War 75 years after it began. Senator Nunn served from 1972 to 1997 as a…

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  • Diaries of Cold War Strategist George Kennan
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    Diaries of Cold War Strategist George Kennan

    Foreign policy strategist and American diplomat George F. Kennan kept journals over the course of 88 years. Historian Frank Costigliola, who edited Kennan’s writings, examined this trove of…

    132 views
  • Soviet Spy Klaus Fuchs
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    Soviet Spy Klaus Fuchs

    Nancy Thorndike Greenspan talked about her book, Atomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs, which looks at the life of the spy who gave the Soviets America’s plans for a plutonium bomb. The…

    262 views
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary
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    Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

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    The anniversary of the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, with JFK’s calls, news conferences and address to the nation. Barbara Perry discussed President Kennedy’s reaction to the crisis.…

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  • Pantex  World War II through the Cold War
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    Pantex - World War II through the Cold War

    Since 1942, the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, has contributed to the defense of the United States. Katie Braughton, cultural resources senior associate at Pantex Plant, shared the history of the plant,…

    804 views
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks on Bay of Pigs Remembrance
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    President Trump Delivers Remarks on Bay of Pigs Remembrance

    President Trump delivered remarks honoring veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion.

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  • Cold War in American Photography
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    Cold War in American Photography

    Wake Forest University professor John Curley taught a class on how the Cold War both influenced and was influenced by photography. He talked about the perceived documentary nature of photography and…

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  • Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America
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    Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America

    Author and former classical musician Jonathan Rosenberg discussed his new book, Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War, which explores the…

    582 views
  • Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa
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    Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa

    U.S. Air Force Academy instructor Captain Jeffrey Copeland talked about the use of American Jazz musicians as State Department-sponsored “ambassadors” in Africa during the Cold War. He…

    892 views
  • Ronald Reagan and End of the Cold War
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    Ronald Reagan and End of the Cold War

    University of Texas at Austin Professor Jeremi Suri taught an class about President Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War. He explored Reagan’s domestic politics as well as his working…

    577 views
  • Early Cold War US Politics and Economics
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    Early Cold War U.S. Politics and Economics

    George Mason University Professor Sam Lebovic taught a class about U.S. politics and economics of the early Cold War period of the late-1940s and 1950s. He argued that with extreme ideologies such as…

    633 views
  • Cold War Berlin
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    Cold War Berlin

    American History TV visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., to tour their exhibit on Cold War Berlin. Lead curator Alexis Albion explained how the city came to be divided…

    553 views
  • Korean War and the Cold War
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    Korean War and the Cold War

    Samuel Wells talked about the Korean War’s impact on U.S. and Soviet Union defense policies. Mr. Wells is a Cold War Fellow at The Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., which hosted this event. He’s also…

    496 views
  • Dwight D Eisenhower and the Cold War
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

    Jeremy Black talked about the role of President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the Cold War. He argued that the origins of the Cold War date back to World War I and challenged some general…

    1,393 views
  • Cold War Museum
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    Cold War Museum

    Founder Gary Powers, Jr. gave a tour of the Cold War Museum in Warrenton, Virginia, built on a former U.S. Army communication base that was used by the National Security Agency, CIA, and…

    981 views
  • Cold War Peace Politics
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    Cold War Peace Politics

    Author Petra Goedde talked about her book, The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History. She explored the emerging politics of peace during the early years of the Cold War. The Woodrow…

    162 views
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    Grove City College Professor Paul Kengor explored the tense days of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union faced off over missiles in Cuba in one of the “hottest” episodes…

    1,126 views
  • Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev New Years Day Messages
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    Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev New Year's Day Messages

    President Ronald Reagan addressed the citizens of the Soviet Union about the nature of the American holiday season, the treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union and the…

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