The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Eric Burns
Wed, August 24th, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Event Details

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free outdoor lectures on popular topics including biography, the Supreme Court, Civil War history, and more.

From busting the largest railroad and oil trusts to orchestrating the construction of the Panama Canal, Theodore Roosevelt was an exuberant and visionary leader. Yet one cause he passionately championed—America’s entry into World War I—would ultimately destroy him when his youngest son, Quentin, was killed in an air fight. Author Eric Burns explores Roosevelt’s relationship with his son, revealing a humbler, more sensitive side to a man often remembered as “larger-than-life.”

Eric Burns, author of The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt, is a former host of Fox News Watch, a former NBC News correspondent and Today Show pundit, and has won an Emmy for media criticism.  


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 for the indoor location or contact the New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.


Free Admission. No advance reservations. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation

Creative: Tronvig Group