The Last Four Years: David Maraniss on Barack Obama, Michael Grunwald on The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era and Neil Barofsky on How Washington Abandoned Main Street Sunday, Nov. 18, 1:00 p.m., Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
Drawing on four years of research around the world, 350 interviews, and thousands of documents, letters, and journals, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and biographer David Maraniss presents
Barack Obama: The Story (Simon & Schuster, $32.50). “A thoroughly fascinating, multigenerational biography that explores broader social and political changes even as it highlights the elements that shaped one man’s life.”— Booklist starred review. Maraniss, an associate editor at The Washington Post, is the author of critically acclaimed bestselling books, which include works on Bill Clinton ( First in His Class), Vince Lombardi ( When Pride Still Mattered), and Vietnam and the sixties ( They Marched into Sunlight). Michael Grunwald
Award-winning journalist Michael Grunwald makes the case for President Obama’s much-maligned $800 billion stimulus package in
The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era (Simon & Schuster, $28.00). The 2008 Economic Recovery Act has been criticized as an expensive give-away to banks, but Grunwald shows that it stopped a terrifying economic free-fall, while quietly jump-starting the president’s agenda for energy, education reform, health care, taxation and the economy in the long term. “Even if everyone doesn’t agree with Grunwald’s provocative conclusions, every serious reader will see his book as a vindication of serious journalism . . .”— Politico. Grunwald is a senior national correspondent for Time magazine and the author of Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise.
Neil Barofsky, former Inspector General in Charge of Oversight for TARP, lets loose in
Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street (Free Press, $26.00). Barofsky offers a scathing indictment of the past two administrations and their mismanagement of the $700 billion in taxpayer relief that never quite made it to the taxpayers. Barofsky is a Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law. This is his first book.
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Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)