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MPL Talks: Winston Churchill & the Battle of Britain

Our Major Leaders of World War II series concludes with a closer look at Winston Churchill. Our speaker, John Foster—who, in addition to being a librarian, also has a doctorate degree in history—discussed: Churchill’s acumen as a leader, speaker, soldier, … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Political Cartooning after the Civil War

Alan Gephardt, a ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, discussed the role of political cartooning in the latest program of our Civil War series. He talked about how illustrators like Thomas Nast and Joseph Keppler affected political discourse … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: The Life of Josef Stalin

Our Major Leaders of World War II series continued with a program about Josef Stalin, our ally during the war and greatest threat afterward. Our speaker, John Foster—who, in addition to being a librarian, also has a doctorate degree in … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Civil War to Civil Rights

During the most recent talk in our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Judge Paul Mitrovich took on the ambitious task of tracking civil rights from slavery to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. During his … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Franklin Delano Roosevelt & WWII

Our Major Leaders of World War II series continued with a program about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the longest-serving president in the country’s history. Our speaker, John Foster—who, in addition to being a librarian, also has a doctorate degree in history—discussed: … Continue reading

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