Tevi Troy on What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Join The Century Foundation for a special book discussion with Tevi Troy, author of What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House. Books will be available for sale at the event.
Tevi Troy is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute and a writer and consultant on healthcare and domestic policy. Dr. Troy has extensive White House experience, having served in several high-level positions, including Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Acting Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.
Dr. Troy is also a presidential historian, making him one of only a handful of historians who has both studied the White House and worked there at the highest levels. Dr. Troy is also the author ofIntellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians? and has written over 100 articles for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Forbes, the New Republic, Commentary, Reason, Investors Business Daily, National Review, Washingtonian, the Weekly Standard, and other publications.
About the book:
Throughout Americas history, occupants of the White House have interacted with and been shaped by popular culture. What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House by Tevi Troy is full of fun and informative little-known anecdotes about George Washington to Barack Obama and every president in between, revealing how each one has woven popular culture into different aspects of their leadership.
Not only does What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted lead readers on a quirky yet enlightened journey of hobbies in the White House, it offers an important look at the American psyche through the unique lens of the presidency.
The Century Foundation (TCF), founded in 1919 by the progressive businessman Edward A. Filene, is a nonprofit public policy research institution committed to the belief that a mix of effective government, open democracy, and free markets is the most effective solution to the challenges facing the United States.
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