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Frederic Morton, Jane Jacobs, and Patrick Dennis and Cris Alexander

Monday, March 19, 1962

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Maurice Dolbier introduces the day's speakers.


First, Frederic Morton, author of "The Rothschilds: Portrait of a Dynasty" discusses the Rothschild family, and particularly their love of fine food.


Jane Jacobs, ...

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Theodore White, Edward Streeter, and Leo Rosten

Monday, February 19, 1962

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Theodore White discusses his career as a journalist and his recent book, "The Making of the President."

Edward Streeter tells anecdotes and discusses his book "Chairman of the ...

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John W. Gardner, Cedric Hardwicke, and Barbara Ward

Monday, April 17, 1961

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Irita Van Doren welcomes the audience and introduces some members present for the luncheon. There is a give away of autographed books.


Maurice Dolbier, acts as emcee. A portion of ...

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Ernest K. Gann, Mitchell Wilson, and Lewis Mumford

Tuesday, March 21, 1961

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Van Doren identifies prominent members of the audience, then introduces Maurice Dolbier, who introduces Gann, who talks about his book, "Fate is the Hunter," and flying.

Dolbier introduces ...

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Morris West, Mary Ellen Chase, and Noel Coward

Monday, February 20, 1961

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Morris West talks about his career and book "The Devil's Advocate."

Mary Ellen Chase tells stories about being a teacher and traveling.

Noel Coward talks ...

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William L. Shirer and Peter Ustinov

Monday, November 21, 1960

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Unnamed host introduces Shirer, who speaks about his book on Nazi Germany and Hitler, "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." Shirer thanks Van Doren. Discussion of his experience in ...

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Perle Mesta, Jessamyn West, and Sir Pierson Dixon

Monday, April 11, 1960

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Van Doren introduces important guests. Drawing for free books. Introduces Dolbier, who introduces Mesta.


Mesta, a well-known socialite and Woman of the Year for 1960, talks about her auto-biography, "Perle," and ...

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Cornelius Ryan, John T. Wilson, and Alan Drury

Monday, January 18, 1960

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Cornelius Ryan discusses the Normandy invasion, and his book "The Longest Day."


John T. Wilson, President of International Union of Geodacy and Geophysics, discusses his trip to Communist China and ...

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Harry and Bonaro Overstreet, Alexander King, James Bryant Conant

Monday, April 13, 1959

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Irita Van Doren introduces Harry and Bonaro Overstreet, authors of "What We Must Know about Communism." She notes that, while the book was published a year previous year, an article by ...

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Fannie Hurst, Vladimir Nabokov, and Agnes DeMille

Monday, October 27, 1958

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Three writers speak about themselves and their latest books.
Fannie Hurst discusses her autobiography "Anatomy of Me." She talks about the kinds of questions audiences ask about her book - ...

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Elmo Roper, Edna Ferber, and John Gunther

Thursday, April 17, 1958

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Irita Van Doren introduces Elmo Roper, a leader in the then-new field of market research. He discusses the "near-science" of public opinion research. He speaks on two themes - probability and ...

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Ruth Slenczynska, Dean Acheson, Kay Thompson,

Monday, February 17, 1958

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Kay Thompson, author of "Eloise," discusses how the character Eloise came into being. Thompson explains that prior to writing "Eloise" she was married, lived in a house and worked at MGM. ...

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Willy Ley, Eleanor Robeson Belmont, and Whitney Griswold

Monday, December 02, 1957

Commentary on the recent Soviet launch of Sputnik.

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Walter Kerr, Bennet Cerf, Edward Weeks and Bernard Baruch

Tuesday, October 22, 1957

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Irita Van Doren introduces theater critic Walter Kerr to discuss his book "Pieces at Eight." Kerr charms the audience with his self-deprecating humor (as well as several jokes about his wife). ...

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Charles Van Doren, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Walter Lord

Tuesday, April 30, 1957

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Irita Van Doren introduces her nephew Charles Van Doren, one of the authors of "Lincoln's Commando." He goes on to discuss the romance and drama of the Civil War. He speaks ...

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James Michener, Laura Fermi, and Gilbert Highet

Tuesday, March 19, 1957

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Irita Van Doren, emcee for the event, introduces James Michener, author of "Bridge at Andau ". She describes his book and the about the plight of Hungarians during the invasion of ...

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Mark van Doren, Clifton Fadiman, and Sir Charles Snow

Sunday, March 10, 1957

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Irita van Doren introduces Maurice Dolbier, who introduces Mark van Doren, Irita's brother-in-law. Van Doren talks about his book "Don Quixote's Profession."


Dolbier introduces Fadiman, who does a mathematical magic ...

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Don Whitehead, Henriette Rosenberg, and S.J. Perelman

Tuesday, February 19, 1957

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Irita Van Doren introduces Don Whitehead, author of "The FBI Story." He speaks of the transition from journalist to author. He discusses the history of the FBI, the role of evidence ...

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Bruce Catton, Joe E. Brown, and Marian Anderson

Wednesday, January 30, 1957

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Van Doren introduces Bruce Catton, author of the Civil War novel "This Hallowed Ground." He talks about men joining the war, what fighting was like, what the world was like then. ...

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Peter Freuchen, Edward Streeter, and George Schuster

Tuesday, November 20, 1956

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Van Doren introduces Freuchen, who talks about his book "The Legend of Daniel Williams."


Van Doren introduces Streeter, who talks about his book "Merry Christmas Mr Baxter."


Van Doren introduces Schuster ...

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