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Name Dr. Noel Pugach
Email npugach@unm.edu
Organization University of New Mexico
Title Professor Emeritus
Phone 505/323-2067
Address 6409 Antares Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM  87111
US
Biographical Info Noel H. Pugach is a Professor of History at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American foreign relations.
Program Title HARRY S. TRUMAN
Character Name Harry S. Truman
 
Program Description Compared to the "Great Roosevelt," whom he succeeded as thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S. Truman had undistinguished beginnings. Yet, by virtue of his direct style, earthy personality and willingness to make tough decisions, Truman left an indelible mark on the United States and the world. His decisions on the atomic bomb, Soviet-American relations, the Middle East, the Korean War, the firing of General Douglas MacArthur, and the Truman Doctrine, changed the world forever.
Series American Icons
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Program Title JOHN STEINBECK
Character Name John Steinbeck
 
Program Description The vast literary output of John Steinbeck (1902-1968), one of America's Greatest writers of the twentieth century, is still read and studied today. "The Grapes of Wrath," "East of Eden," "Of Mice and Men," and many other novels are American classics. He also wrote numerous short stories and several screen plays. He is least known for his considerable work in journalism, with which he increasingly identified during the last twenty years of his life. This presentation brings to life one of America's premier writers.
Series Writers, Storytellers and Poets; American Icons
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Program Title LEW WALLACE
Character Name Lew Wallace
 
Program Description He is remembered as the author of "Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ," but Lew Wallace (1827-1905) was also an Indiana lawyer and politician, Civil War general, and United States minister to the Ottoman Empire. As Territorial governor of New Mexico, he grappled with the Santa Fe Ring, the Lincoln County War, and Billy the Kid.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures; American Icons
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