1,506Apr 27, 2010
Book Discussion on Get Capone
Jonathan Eig recounts the criminal exploits of Chicago-based Al Capone whose illegal bootlegging enterprise saw revenues on par with many of the nation’s largest companies. Utilizing ...
887May 13, 2013
Book Discussion on Children of the Days
Eduardo Galeano talked about his book on world history, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History, in which he writes about different historical events that happened on each day of ...
835May 4, 2010
Book Discussion on Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Dan Okrent talked about his book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010). In the book he explored the politics of how the 18th Amendment was pushed through and divided ...
498Feb 11, 2007
African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln
Rep. Jackson, a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, provided opening and closing remarks. Moderated by Professor Horton, panelists discussed African American ...
381Nov 11, 2006
The Culture of War
Paul Fussell spoke about cultural and social aspects of warfare. Among the topics he addressed were some of his experiences in war, the impact of war on society at-large, and the daily routine ...
304Jan 14, 2010
The Daleys of Chicago
Dominic Pacyga talked about the political dynasties of Chicago Mayors Richard J. and Richard M. Daley. The author of Chicago: A Biography (University Of Chicago Press; October 1, 2009) ...
155Nov 11, 2006
Moderated by Mr. Fuller, the panelists discussed books they have written about the Vietnam War and its aftermath. After their presentations they responded to audience members' ...