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Victory City: New York and World War II
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
John Strausbaugh, Richard Brookhiser (moderator)
Tue, March 19th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


While World War II raged overseas, the city of New York was flooded with refugees, servicemen, and politicians who joined an already rich tapestry of ethnicities, cultures, and ideas spanning the five boroughs. Discover how one of history’s deadliest wars transformed New York and forged the careers of New Yorkers such as Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Robert Moses, and Langston Hughes. 

John Strausbaugh, a journalist and cultural commentator, is the author of Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II. Richard Brookhiser (moderator), a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, is a journalist, biographer, and historian.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Through the generosity of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the New-York Historical Society brings a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side.

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