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Philip Quarles

Philip Quarles appears in the following:

Robert Sherwood Humanizes Wartime Efforts and Urges 'Enduring Peace'

Friday, December 21, 2012

WNYC
Robert Sherwood speaks about his time in the Office of War Information at a Book and Author Luncheon
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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Defends His Account of JFK's Administration

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WNYC
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. talks about his latest work, A Thousand Days, in this talk at the Book and Author Luncheon
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'Eleanor Roosevelt Remembered,' a Touching Tribute by Eight Women

Monday, December 17, 2012

WNYC
This 1962 tEight women reminiscing about their friend, and illuminating the many different areas of Eleanor Roosevelt's politically wide-ranging life.
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Jackie Robinson and Dr. Sterling Wade Brown Celebrate Brotherhood Week, 1968

Friday, December 14, 2012

WNYC
Jackie Robinson answers questions about the fight for civil rights in this 1968 interview.
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Walter Reuther Takes the Long View: Community Good and Labor Issues

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WNYC
A vivid snapshot of the days when Labor reigned supreme in America.
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Peter Ustinov Showcases Masterful Storytelling

Monday, December 10, 2012

WNYC
A masterclass in story-telling with Peter Ustinov
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The Serious Stand-Up of S.J. Perelman

Friday, December 07, 2012

WNYC
It's all jokes with S. J. Perelman, no joke.
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Beyond 'Eggheads': Vance Packard Pulls Back the Curtain on Advertising, 1958

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

WNYC
Vance Packard unveils advertising in this 1957 talk.
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There Are No Prophets in Science: The Vision and View of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Monday, December 03, 2012

WNYC

In this 1954 talk, J. Robert Oppenheimer surmises that today's pressing questions "will be transmuted before they are answered" and that "the very process of discovery will shatter the concepts that we today use to describe our puzzlement."

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It Worked in Theory: Richard Nixon on Strategy in South Vietnam, 1966

Friday, November 30, 2012

WNYC
Nixon delves into the Vietnam problem at an Overseas Press Club Luncheon.
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Poetifully, Youngerly, Ogden Nash's Poetry Begs an Encore, Wonderfully

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WNYC
Ogden Nash talks poetry at this 1951 Book and Author Luncheon
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Vladimir Nabokov's Passionate Reading of 'An Evening of Russian Poetry,' 1958

Monday, November 26, 2012

WNYC
Before the controversy of the American publication of Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov cuts a different figure at this 1958 Books and Authors Luncheon.
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The Decline of American Cities: Lewis Mumford's 'The City in History'

Friday, November 23, 2012

WNYC
Mumford de-emphasized technology as man's defining achievement, arguing that language and communication were the essential elements of civilization and that the city.
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A Conflicted Portrait of Robert Moses,'The Builder for Democracy'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WNYC
Moses laments the atmosphere of distrust that has arisen around government, the result of "altogether too many newspapers" conducting too many investigations.
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James Michener Speculates on Soviet Satellites, the U.S., and 'The Bridge at Andau'

Monday, November 19, 2012

WNYC
Michener speaks at a 1957 Book and Author Luncheon 
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W. Somerset Maugham Contemplates the Future of American Writers

Friday, November 16, 2012

WNYC

In this 1950 speech given at a Books and Authors Luncheon, W. Somerset Maugham lays out his surprisingly detailed plan for a foreign academy to promote the growth of American literature.

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Re-evaluating Soviet Power 50 Years After the Revolution

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WNYC
Isaac Don Levine, George F. Kennan, and Sidney Hook talk about the USSR with the Overseas Press Club.
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Ferdinand Marcos and John Lindsay Foster U.S.-Philippines Ties, 1966

Monday, November 12, 2012

WNYC
Philippine dictator hailed at City Hall.
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Humorist Sam Levenson's Childhood: 'Poor, With Books'

Friday, November 09, 2012

WNYC
Everything But Money is both the title of funny man Sam Levenson's autobiography and the theme in this talk.
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Before It Was Trendy, It Was Scandalous: Burlesque Star Gypsy Rose Lee, 1957

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

WNYC
Burlesque icon Gypsy Rose Lee talks about, show biz, Being stranded in Oregon, and her love of bald men.
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