The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order

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The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
David Levering Lewis
Wed, August 14th, 2019 | 7:00 pm

This talk at the Bryant Park Reading Room been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please join us at the Bryant Park Reading Room on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7 PM for a lecture featuring Brenda Wineapple on her new book, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to partner with the Bryant Park Reading Room to present a series of free programs in the park. Now in its tenth summer, this year’s Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room series features a rich selection of topics, including government and politics, presidential biography, and the Civil War.

A Midwestern businessman–turned–politician, Wendell Willkie ran for president in 1940 and fought for desegregation, workers’ rights, and small government. Biographer David Levering Lewis sheds light on Willkie’s presidential bid and his championing of bipartisan cooperation—even when it cost him the support of the Republican Party he was representing.

David Levering Lewis, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, is the author of The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order.

LOCATION

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 yellow 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 the New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.

COLLABORATOR

This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group