Thursday, March 26, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Following recommendations from the CDC, we regret that this event has been CANCELLED.
Left Bank Books presents journalist and historian, Craig Fehrman, and his groundbreaking work of history, Author in Chief, the story of America’s presidents and their books.
From the titles lost to history, like the book of naval history Teddy Roosevelt wrote on his honeymoon, to the books we know and love - from Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book he didn't actually write, to Obama's Dreams from My Father, which was almost never published after he took too long to deliver the manuscript - Fehrman uncovers countless fresh insights about the presidents through their literary works.
Deep in the archives of presidential libraries, Fehrman has found documents that even the librarians haven't touched yet. From a secret memo that the editor of Profiles in Courage wrote to Kennedy, urging him to accept the services of a ghostwriter, to correspondence from Jefferson contradicting the widely-held opinion that he was against publishing his Notes on the State of Virginia, Fehrman's finds will transform our understanding of the presidents as writers.
Craig Fehrman is a journalist and historian who’s written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The New Republic, and Slate, among others. He has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He lives in Indiana with his wife and children.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Author In Chief from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.