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Wilbur takes wing in the 1902 glider soon after the brothers’ return to Kitty Hawk in 1903. Their camp and shed stand alone in the distant wind-swept sands. Courtesy of Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University.

David McCullough is an author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He’s received two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, and nation's highest civilian award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom. In his new book, The Wright Brothers, McCullough takes us back to 1903 when two unknown brothers from Ohio changed the course of history.

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He was a polarizing and enigmatic president, not unlike the man who would succeed him 100 years later. We talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning author of a new biography of President Woodrow Wilson.

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Author Keith Koeneman joins us to talk about his biography of Mayor Richard M. Daley.

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He grew up the son of a New York city doorman, and was brought to Chicago as an outsider. Elizabeth Brackett takes a look back at how Patrick Fitzgerald got here.

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Mayor Richard M. Daley

How will history remember Mayor Richard M. Daley? We talk with the first-time author who has taken on the task of writing a Daley biography. What does he hope to accomplish with his book? We find out.

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