Peter Baker – The Divider: Trump in the White House 2017-2021
**A unique student session with Peter Baker will be held prior to the event (6 PM), students/educators register HERE
ABOUT THE EVENT:
The inside story of the four years when Donald Trump went to war with Washington, from the chaotic beginning to the violent finale, told by revered journalists Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker—an ambitious and lasting history of the full Trump presidency that also contains dozens of exclusive scoops and stories from behind the scenes in the White House, from the absurd to the deadly serious.
The bestselling authors of ‘The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III’ argue that Trump was not just lurching from one controversy to another; he was learning to be more like the foreign autocrats he admired.
‘The Divider‘ brings us into the Oval Office for countless scenes both tense and comical, revealing how close we got to nuclear war with North Korea, which cabinet members had a resignation pact, whether Trump asked Japan’s prime minister to nominate him for a Nobel Prize and much more. The book also explores the moral choices confronting those around Trump—how they justified working for a man they considered unfit for office, and where they drew their lines.
‘The Divider‘ is based on unprecedented access to key players, from President Trump himself to cabinet officers, military generals, close advisers, Trump family members, congressional leaders, foreign officials and others, some of whom have never told their story until now.
A SIGNED COPY of ‘The Divider’ is INCLUDED with each ticket.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Peter Baker – New York Times Chief White House Correspondent
Peter Baker is the Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, responsible for reporting on President Biden, the fifth president he has covered. He is also a regular panelist on Washington Week on PBS.
In between stints at the White House, Baker and his wife, Susan Glasser, spent four years as Moscow bureau chiefs for The Washington Post. He also covered the early months of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was the first American newspaper journalist to report from rebel-held northern Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001.
Baker and Glasser have co-authored multiple bestsellers, including ‘The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III’ and ‘Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution’. Separately he is the author of ‘Obama: The Call of History’ and ‘Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House’.
Susan Glasser is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of its weekly ‘Letter from Trump’s Washington’ and ‘Letter from Biden’s Washington’, as well as a CNN global affairs analyst. She has served as the top editor of several Washington publications, including Politico, where she founded the award-winning Politico Magazine and Foreign Policy.
Glasser also oversaw coverage of the impeachment of Bill Clinton, served as a reporter covering the intersection of money and politics, spent four years as The Washington Post’s Moscow co-bureau chief, and covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She edited Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, early in her career.
Glasser has co-authored multiple bestsellers with her husband Peter Baker, including ‘The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III’ and ‘Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution’.