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Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture - Wilson

The Filson Historical Society

Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Louisville, KY

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Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner A. Scott Berg is the author of four previous biographies, each one a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller.  Each of his subjects has been an iconic American figure, characterized by three essential qualities: the sweeping away of myth and legend to unveil a living, breathing human being behind the image; meticulous scholarship, aided by a remarkable ability to gain access to previously unavailable sources; and an elegant, fluent prose that propels the reader onward. Every one of these attributes is amply present in Berg’s new book, WILSON. A century after Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration as President, Berg draws on the vast Wilson Archives as well as two major new caches of papers, to which he is the first biographer allowed access. The result is the most intimate and incisive biography ever written of Wilson, long viewed as a cold and aloof intellectual, but revealed by Berg to be a man of intense passion, emotional turbulence, and hidden political skill.

 

A. Scott Berg graduated from Princeton University in 1971 and is the author of four previous bestselling biographies: Max Perkins: Editor of Genius; Goldwyn: A Biography; Lindbergh; and his biographical memoir of Katharine Hepburn, Kate Remembered.


 

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Second Presbyterian Church
3701 Old Brownsboro Rd.
Louisville, KY 40207

Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)


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