The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

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The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians by David M. Rubenstein, Chairman of the Board of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and Patriotic Philanthropist.

Foreword by: Carla Hayden the first woman and the first African American to lead our national library. 

In The American Story, David captures the brilliance of our most esteemed historians, as well as the souls of their subjects, taking readers on a journey across the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians.

Through lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they’ve come to intimately know and understand, offering fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century..

— 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

  • Hardcover
  • Richly illustrated with archival images from the Library of Congress
  • 416 pages
  • Published October 29, 2019