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Tribute: James MacGregor Burns

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

James MacGregor Burns, left, at Williams College James MacGregor Burns, left, at Williams College (Williams College/flickr)

James MacGregor Burns was one of our country’s most important political historians. He won the Pulitzer for his book on Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1970, and spent his life writing about the nature of leadership in general, and the presidency in particular. He died at the age of 95. But you can still hear Leonard’s interview with him from 2003.

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