City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York

Speaker: 
Mason B. Williams
Wed, August 28th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War

Speaker: 
Donald Stoker
Wed, August 21st, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History

Speaker: 
John Fabian Witt
Wed, August 14th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877

Speaker: 
Brenda Wineapple
Wed, August 7th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America

Speaker: 
Sam Roberts
Wed, July 31st, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

The Civil War: A Concise History

Speaker: 
Louis P. Masur
Wed, July 24th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies

Speaker: 
Jonathan Alter
Wed, July 17th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865

Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Wed, July 10th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

The Candidate: What it Takes to Win—and Hold—The White House

Speaker: 
Samuel L. Popkin
Wed, August 15th, 2012 | 8:00 pm

LOCATION

Due to the expected inclement weather, this program will be held at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Obamas

Speaker: 
Jodi Kantor
Wed, August 8th, 2012 | 8:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of lectures on popular topics to stimulate your mind, including Civil War history, politics, biography and the economy. In this program, author Jodi Kantor examines the relationship between Barack and Michelle Obama and offers the audience a multidimensional portrait of a couple grappling with leading the country, raising children, maintaining friendships and figuring out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady.

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