In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including biography, Civil War history, politics, and more.
At the turn of the 20th century, the Republican Party was in upheaval. A new breed of politicians vowed to overthrow the party leaders and purge Wall Street’s corrupting influence from Washington. From Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft to “Fighting Bob” La Follette, author Michael Wolraich discusses the passionate leaders at the center of the political power struggle that gave rise to the Progressive Movement and defined modern American politics.
Michael Wolraich, author of Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics, is co-founder of the political blog dagblog.com.
This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.
Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.