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The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT

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Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they’ve come to intimately know and understand. Through these captivating exchanges, these bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors offer fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century. Joining David Rubenstein in conversation are Jay Winik, author of 1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History; Taylor Branch, author of the The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement; and H. W. Brands, author of Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West.

Book signings will follow the program.


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