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A Conversation with Andrew Roberts

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Blanton Auditorium

200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Austin, TX 78712

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You are invited for a special conversation with Andrew Roberts, British historian and author of the recent bestseller Churchill: Walking with Destiny. Roberts will be speaking in conversation with Karl Rove. Copies of Walking With Destiny will be available for sale and signing.


Update, Jan. 17: This program has been moved from the LBJ Library to the Blanton Auditorium. More details below.


How to Attend


The program will take place on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, 6 p.m. at the Blanton Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public. Register to attend. Please be prepared to show your tickets, either printed or electronically on your mobile device at check-in.

6-6:30 p.m.

Registration and book sales

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Conversation

7:30 p.m.

Book sales and signing


About the Book

When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and defeat seemed inevitable? In Walking With Destiny, Andrew Roberts gives readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable.

Roberts is the first historian granted access to King George IV’s private diary recounting his weekly meetings with Churchill during WW II. In addition, Roberts makes use of extensive new material drawn from previously unknown transcripts of War Cabinet meetings as well as diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs from Churchill’s contemporaries which appear here for the first time help Roberts to show the man in new light.


About the Author

Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War, Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945, Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Gamble, and Napoleon: A Life, the last the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and a finalist for the Plutarch Award. He has won many other prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the Brit­ish Army Military Book of the Year, and frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Lon­don.

About the Moderator

Karl Rove served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and deputy chief of staff from 2004–2007. He is the author of The Triumph of William McKinley and Courage and Consequence; a Fox News contributor; and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal.


Location & Parking

The program will take place in the Blanton Auditorium in the Edgar A. Smith Building of the Blanton Museum of Art, located at 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Edgar A. Smith Building is located across from the main gallery, in the same building as the café and museum shop.


Paid parking ($3 per hour) is available in the Brazos Garage, located at 210 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd [map].

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