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BOOK TALK | World-Famous Historian Niall Ferguson on Kissinger

October 8, 2015

Niall Ferguson Event

FRIDAY • October 9 • 7:00PM

Niall Ferguson in Conversation with David Bachman

Kissinger: Volume I: The Idealist, 1923-1968 (PENGUIN PRESS)

UW Kane Hall, Room 220

Discussion & Book Signing

Kissinger: Volume I: The Idealist, 1923-1968

Consulted by every president from Kennedy to Obama, Henry Kissinger is viewed by many as one of the most important strategic thinkers in American history. In the first of a two-part biography, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson draws from Kissinger’s private papers and archives to trace the statesman’s early life and thinking. The book covers his escape from Hitler’s Germany, factory work in New York City, service during the end of WWII, studies at Harvard, work with Rockefeller and Kennedy, and appointment as security advisor to President Nixon.

At this special event presented by University Book Store in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and The Whole U, Ferguson will discuss Kissinger, his life, and his role in shaping post-WWII and Cold War foreign policy in conversation with UW Jackson School Professor David Bachman. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and the evening will conclude with a signing.

Niall Ferguson in Conversation with David BachmanNiall Ferguson is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard and a Senior Research Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He is the author of The New York Times bestsellers The Great Degeneration, Civilization, The Ascent of Money, and War of the World.