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Cottage Conversation: CSPAN's The Presidents

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President Lincoln's Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest

Washington, DC 20011

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On Thursday, May 23, 2019, join us as Susan Swain discusses her book The Presidents, in which noted historians rank America's best and worst chief executives.

Cottage Conversations offer relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president from authors, collectors, and artists. The program begins with a cocktail reception, is followed by the conversation, and concludes with a book signing.

Reception: 6:00 pm, Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center

Conversation: 6:30 pm, President Lincoln’s Cottage

Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above. If you're a Cottage member at the $250 level or above, email Joan Cummins to reserve your ticket: JCummins@lincolncottage.org

About the Book:

Stories from the lives of every U.S. president based on original C-SPAN interviews with noted historians.

How would you rank the leadership skills of our presidents? Contemporary presidential historians, biographers, and journalists provide insights into the lives and leadership of 44 American presidents, in order of their ranking in C-SPAN's frequently cited Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership. Each chapter, crafted from one of Brian Lamb's interviews for C-SPAN, highlights the scholarship of each featured author, providing insight into the events that shaped these leaders, the challenges they faced, and the legacies left behind.

About the Speakers:

Susan Swain

Susan Swain is C-SPAN’s co-CEO and, in addition to her senior management role at the network, has been an on-camera host for C-SPAN for more than thirty years, interviewing public officials, historians, and journalists for the public affairs network. The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best – and Worst – Chief Executives is her ninth book project with C-SPAN and PublicAffairs. She lives in the Washington, DC, suburbs.

Susan Swain



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