Event date: 
October 19th, 2010
Duration: 
56 min 2 sec
Speaker: 
Ron Chernow
Stacy Schiff (Moderator)
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In this program, celebrated biographer Ron Chernow sits down with Stacy Schiff and brings to life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods, shattering the stereotype of Washington as a stolid, unemotional man. Chernow also describes a canny political genius who shaped the new federal government and inspired a new nation.

Stacy Schiff is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), Saint-Exupéry: A Biography, and A Great Improvisation: Franklin France, and the Birth of America. Her most recent biography is Cleopatra: A Life. Ron Chernow is the National Book Award-winning author of Alexander Hamilton, The House of Morgan, and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. His most recent book is Washington: A Life.

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