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Decoding the Sounds of AMC's Spy Series, 'Turn'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Film and TV composer Marco Beltrami talks about his score for the AMC series, Turn, about America's first spy ring.

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Nathaniel Philbrick on Bunker Hill

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Nathaniel Philbrick tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, the Battle of Bunker Hill, the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. In his book Bunker Hill: A City, a Seige, a Revolution, Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story of the battle that led to the Revolution.

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1776 and the Birth of American Independence

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pulitzer-winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis looks at the summer months of 1776, when the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding took place. In Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, Ellis examines the most influential figures in this momentous year, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain’s Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe.

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Nathaniel Philbrick on Bunker Hill

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Nathaniel Philbrick tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, the Battle of Bunker Hill, the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. In his book Bunker Hill: A City, a Seige, a Revolution, Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story of the battle that led to the Revolution.

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Reporting the Revolutionary War

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

America's leading Revolutionary War newspaper archivists Todd Andrlik explains how the Revolutionary War unfolded in the newspapers at the time, and how everyday people witnessed thousands of little moments form an epic conflict over 20 years. Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News is a collection of primary sources, mixed with modern analysis from 37 historians, showing how the American newspapers of the 18th century fanned the flames of rebellion, igniting the ideas of patriotism and liberty among average citizens who had never before been so strongly united.

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