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The Oral Histories

Oral histories celebrate the power of the primary source. For it’s the firsthand observer to history and his unique imprint of remembrances that are the building blocks of this form of storytelling. Here, seventeen moments from our modern era—some from our darkest hours, others from our greatest triumphs—are reconstructed with tick-tock precision by weaving together the first-persons accounts of dozens (if not hundreds) of sources.