Join David M. Rubenstein and Master Historians December 16
Press Release · Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Washington, DC


On Monday, December 16, at 7 pm, co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein will discuss his new book, The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians.  Fittingly, Rubenstein will talk with master historians 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.  

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and live streamed on the National Archives YouTube channel. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. This event has reached its capacity.

In The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians, 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. 

David M. Rubenstein is a generous supporter of the National Archives and its Foundation, and received the Foundation’s Records of Achievement Award in 2011.  He was honored for his loan of the 1297 Magna Carta as well as a rare Stone engraving of the Declaration of Independence to the National Archives for public display. The David M. Rubenstein Records of Rights exhibit at the National Archives features the 1297 Magna Carta and tells much more of the American story by linking the document to the U.S. Charters of Freedom and to modern-day struggles to perfect democracy, focusing on the experiences of African Americans, women, and immigrants.

Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager. A magna cum laude graduate of Duke, Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. After practicing law in New York, he served from 1975-76 as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1977-81, during the Carter Administration, Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. After his White House service, he practiced law at a private firm in Washington, and then co-founded The Carlyle Group in 1987.


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