The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

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Overview

Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians.

In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they’ve come to so intimately know and understand.

David McCullough on John Adams
Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson
Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton
Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin
Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln
A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh
Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King
Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson
Bob Woodward on Richard Nixon
And many others, including a special conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts

Through his popular program The David Rubenstein Show, David Rubenstein has established himself as one of our most thoughtful interviewers. Now, in The American Story, David captures the brilliance of our most esteemed historians, as well as the souls of their subjects. The book features introductions by Rubenstein as well a foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead our national library. Richly illustrated with archival images from the Library of Congress, the book is destined to become a classic for serious readers of American history.

Through these captivating exchanges, these bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors offer fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982120337
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Series: Gift for History Buffs
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: eBook
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,923
File size: 37 MB
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About the Author

David M. Rubenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Invest, How to Lead, The American Experiment, and The American Story. He is cofounder and cochairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Gallery of Art, the Economic Club of Washington, and the University of Chicago. He is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award. The host of PBS’s History with David Rubenstein, Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein, and The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations on Bloomberg TV and PBS, he lives in the Washington, DC, area.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden ix

Introduction David M. Rubenstein xi

1 Jack D. Warren Jr. on George Washington 1

2 David McCullough on John Adams 26

3 Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson 45

4 Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton 67

5 Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin 91

6 Cokie Roberts on Founding Mothers 116

7 Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln 137

8 A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh 160

9 Jay Winik on Franklin Delano Roosevelt 185

10 Jean Edward Smith on Dwight D. Eisenhower 206

11 Richard Reeves on John F. Kennedy 229

12 Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement 249

13 Robert A. Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson 273

14 Bob Woodward on Richard M. Nixon and Executive Power 297

15 H. W. Brands on Ronald Reagan 317

16 Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on the U. S. Supreme Court 342

Acknowledgments 365

About the Contributors 369

Image Credits 375

Index 381

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