Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

A. Scott Berg with Steve Scher
A Biography of Woodrow Wilson

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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AScottBergOne hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg, who wrote best-selling biographies of Katharine Hepburn and Charles Lindbergh, has completed Wilson—a personal and penetrating biography about our 28th president. Building on hundreds of thousands of documents in the Wilson Archives, Berg is the first biographer to also gain access to two recently discovered caches of papers belonging to Wilson’s daughter and his personal physician. As a result, Berg fills in missing pieces of Wilson’s character and casts new light on his entire life—from the scholar-president who ushered the country through its first great world war to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity and the subterfuges around it were among the century’s greatest secrets. Berg will appear in conversation with Steve Scher.

 

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  1. Lee
    Posted September 28, 2013 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    After Abraham Lincoln, Wilson continued the destruction of this country starting 1913 to the chagrin of the Founding Fathers.

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