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economic elites. the ability to make anyone feel it is regardless how higher how low they are relative to you in the economic hierarchy and none is absolutely essential. that type of skill is different than if you went to an interview and a fact array. if you try to assign commonalities and create a quality come your interviewer would not be pleased. >> host: lauren rivera, if you don't go to an elite school community college or local campus, either two strikes against you at that point? >> guest: if you go to community college chances are you're not going to get through the door. a four year anniversary, say a public university that's not a flagship for some firms have a narrow public flagship. the key there is to have a
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connection. someone in a firm who can pass on your resume and get your love. otherwise so many applicants from schools and those were not mine. there is a lot of schools not on this list. and if you can get someone's attention, you are out. >> host: here is the book, "pedigree: how elite students get elite jobs." northwestern professor lauren rivera is the author. >> deadweighdeadweigh t. i've read all the works.
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this is a great book, almost a minute by minute description of what happens to the lusitania. it's very dramatic and is back and forward between what happens in europe and washington with president wilson on what is happening to the passengers on the ship. their stories. it is a great read, well written and i think really brings back piece of history 1915.the life. and makes it very human. these are real human beings we can relate to who often lost their life sadly. great story. the illustrious dead is all about how tight this really was responsible for destroying napoleon's army and the invasion --
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[inaudible] the real killer with a sanitary conditions of the day simply didn't allow them to protect themselves against this back. and it was devastating, really to have his dating. napoleon lost more than 90% of his army and the invasion of russia and a lesson by the way that obviously essentially later adolf hitler did not attend to his regret. elizabeth baird growth across the street from me. she's in his store and at the university of virginia. she read a great book on appomattox and it's sort of a revisionist history of all the outcome of how the south used and misused the agreement that mathematics to foster surge of
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the resegregation, race oppression of like americans after the civil war and slavery was supposed to be over. they essentially invoke the free spirit of appomattox as many none of them should be prosecuted for war crimes. robert e. lee had indicted after the war in him both appomattox and tested the u.s. grant, you know, invoke the agreement they had to protect robert e. lee. robert e. lee to his death remain retrograde on the issue. the this is a pretty penetrating and compelling reassessment of what the meaning of appomattox was interpreted and the north really dead in terms of race in
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america. this is a reappraisal during the reign of henry viii. those who are fans of st. thomas more under henry viii and beheaded because he would not agree who also lost her head. the instrument of both featuring the voice and arguing or the separation of the church in england and the church in rome and ultimately thomas moore's demise as well. ultimately ironically thomas, lost his head as well. edison may be more sympathetic for trail of a skilled statement, a skilled manager who managed the kingdom of england for henry viii but is also responsible for the destruction of the monasteries, the breakup
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of holdings in property and ultimately severance of the relationship tween england and the church of rome. some of the real depredation under henry viii. it's a great read and coincidentally comes out as people watch public radio also about thomas carmelo. -- thomas cromwell. this is the best i've ever read of napoleon. in one volume it is a stupendous read, a very accessible read about who napoleon was in his triumphs and failures. he won almost all of his battles but the ones he loves her pretty dispositive. he was a brilliant state men, a brilliant manager, a brilliant general who kind of towards the end because of hubris kind of
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lost sight of his own techniques, his own lessons learned and ultimately were changed against him. this is a great read and the importance of napoleon to modern history. scott byrd wrote this wonderful biography. woodrow wilson a bit of a reappraisal. they have this mix of incredible progressive record in the white house, especially the first term statesman during world war i but also a richer great attitude towards race relations in america. but it's a great allen street and ultimately one appreciates the progressive moment the woodrow wilson most certainly take advantage of to the benefit of american might be a great single volume biography of woodrow wilson.
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this book, 13 eighth of september by lawrence wright, i love this because it humanizes diplomacy. attacks about the camp david accords and the 13 days in amherst to god and jimmy carter spent together, not always harmonious late at camp david and how the process worked out. personality, history, fear, anxiety, stress, ms. truss, the role of interlocutor. jimmy carter put a lot on the table including his own reputation and it worked in the camp david accord remains the only lasting peace accord in the middle east and jimmy carter deserves a lot of credit as to the other participants as well. if you want to see how human levels diplomacy worked, great book ought to be read by every graduate school and international studies.
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walter isakson, benjamin franklin an american life, a wonderful biography. benjamin franklin comes through these pages and we would really based on a per trail in this book. on balance this is a great vision, lived a long life, many episodes to the life as a political figure in pennsylvania as a political figure on behalf of the colonies in europe, as a political figure with the declaration of independence. back to europe representing now a confederacy of america during the revolutionary war. and serves as a key figure in the constitutional convention helping to save the day and arguing what was a close thing in the 13 states.
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benjamin franklin quintessential american homespun, sure, smart, entrepreneurial, represents so much of the american dirt. this is a wonderful biography. dying every day. i happen to love ancient roman history. this book is all about the roman poet senate who was the artist in residence at the court of aero and sort of the odd juxtaposition between this awful man and his tyrant and how he tried to survive the night time. while being on the other hand the senior visor and it was a very tricky business. it's a great piece of roman history about a very controversial and 90s the relationship and a very easy and


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