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The Life of James Baker by NYT’s Peter Baker & NY’s Susan Glasser

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join The New York Times’ Peter Baker and The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser as they present their new book “The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III”.

For a quarter-century, from the end of Watergate to the aftermath of the Cold War, no Republican won the presidency without his help or ran the White House without his advice. James Addison Baker III was the indispensable man for four presidents because he understood better than anyone how to make Washington work at a time when America was shaping events around the world. The Man Who Ran Washington is a page-turning portrait of a power broker who influenced America’s destiny for generations.

His story is a case study in the acquisition, exercise, and preservation of power in late twentieth-century America and the story of Washington and the world in the modern era–how it once worked and how it has transformed into an era of gridlock and polarization. This masterly biography by two brilliant observers of the American political scene is destined to become a classic.


About The Speakers

Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, a political analyst for MSNBC, and author of Days of Fire and The Breach.

Susan Glasser is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of its weekly “Letter from Trump’s Washington” as well as a CNN global affairs analyst.

Their first assignment as a married couple was as Moscow bureau chiefs for The Washington Post, after which they wrote Kremlin Rising.

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