P&P Live! Jeff Shesol — Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War - with Diane McWhorter

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 8:00pm

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A riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race.

Jeff Shesol is the author of Mercury Rising, most recently, as well as Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court and Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and the Feud That Defined a Decade, both selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He is a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and is a founding partner of West Wing Writers. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds degrees in history from Oxford University and Brown University and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The New Yorker News Desk.

Shesol will be in conversation with, Diane McWhorter, a journalist based in Washington, D.C., and a long-time contributor to The New York Times, the author of Carry Me Home, a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the civil rights revolution in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Her young-adult history of the civil rights movement, A Dream of Freedom, was one of The New York Times’ nine “Notable Children’s Books of 2004.” A graduate of Wellesley College, she is a member of the Society of American Historians and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy in Berlin, Harvard University, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Offsite
Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781324003243
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 1st, 2021

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