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Press Release ยท Monday, March 8, 1999

Press Release
March 8, 1999
April Programs at the National Archives

Washington, DC . . . In April, the National Archives and Records Administration presents lectures and booksignings relating to the Cold War, World War II and Congressional History. This month NARA is also celebrating the centennial of Duke Ellington's birth with several public programs.

The programs are free and open to the public and will take place at the National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. The public may verify times and dates by calling the National Archives public events line at (202) 501-5000. TDD users may call (202)501-5404.

Tuesday, April 6—World War II/ Foreign Affairs
Dr. Pierre Braunschweig, former diplomat and personal assistant to the Chief of the General Staff of the Swiss Army, will discuss In the Eye of the Hurricane: Switzerland in World War II. Based on his extensive archival research, the discussion will include such topics as Switzerland's importance for Allied intelligence during the war and the economic relations between the Swiss and Nazi Germany. Dr. Braunschweig is the Director of the Bureau for Policy Assessments in Berne. Noon. Theater.

Thursday, April 8—Congressional History
Joseph Hernon's book, Profiles in Character: Hubris and Heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789–1990, focuses on the "unsung heroes" in the U.S. Senate. Hernon shares witty quotes and brings to light significant events neglected in most U.S. history texts. Mr. Hernon is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts. Noon. Room 105.

Tuesday, April 13—Espionage/Cold War
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ted Morgan describes the extraordinary life of Jay Lovestone in A Covert Life—Jay Lovestone: Communist, Anticommunist, and Spymaster. Morgan shows how Lovestone rose in the ranks of the American Communist Party, was personally expelled by Stalin, then joined the anti-Communist establishment after World War II. Lovestone ran a private, CIA-funded intelligence service and worked alongside his friend, legendary spycatcher Ja