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  • Parkway Central librarian and presidential history buff Dick Levinson sheds light on desperately ill and dying presidents who deceived the public to remain in power. Join us to hear tales so wild they could only be true.  Introduced by Janet… more

  • Historian Adam Hochschild is the author of the National Book Critic’s Circle Award finalist King Leopold’s Ghost , a haunting portrait of Belgium’s 19th-century brutal colonization of the Congo. His many awards include the Dayton Literary Peace… more

  • Colm Tóibín, bestselling author of Brooklyn and Nora Webster joins the Rosenbach and the Free Library of Philadelphia to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016. Tóibín will be joined by poet  Eavan Boland , and journalist  Sadhbh… more

  • In 1996 Amy Goodman started a radio show called Democracy Now! to focus on issues that are underreported by mainstream news coverage. Today the award-winning program airs simultaneously on satellite and cable television, more than 1,000 radio… more

  • “Popular history at its best: a taut narrative with a novelist's touch, grounded in careful research” ( Miami Herald ), Nathaniel Philbrick’s works include the National Book Award-winning  In The Heart of the Sea  and  Boston Globe  Horn Book… more

  • Establishing a reputation as one of America’s toughest investigative reporters with his Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé of the massacre in My Lai during the Vietnam War, Seymour Hersh has since uncovered a slew of scandals, secrets, and half-truths… more

  • On the day he entered the White House, James Buchanan had one ambition: He wanted to be the greatest president since George Washington. Things did not go according to plan. Instead, the Pennsylvanian joined the sad roster of chief executives who… more

  • Historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf are two of the world’s leading authorities on America’s enigmatic and paradoxical third President. Gordon-Reed is most noted for the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello , a history… more

  • “A frenzied, abrasive, attention-grabbing” ( Wall Street Journal ) debut novel, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is the story of a South Vietnamese army captain who emigrates to Los Angeles in 1975 at the end of the war. Through his secret… more

  • Best known for the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, retired Air Force Colonel Buzz Aldrin holds a doctorate in astronautics; developed the orbital rendezvous technique critical to America’s lunar landings; and founded the ShareSpace Foundation, a… more

  • Journalist and political commentator Peter Beinart is former editor The New Republic and has been a columnist for and contributor to The Atlantic , The Daily Beast , National Journal , TIME , and the New York Times . A thoughtful supporter of… more

  • In more than 40 years of public service, Michael Hayden rose to become a United States Air Force four-star general, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security… more

  • The year 2010 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Called a "sobering corrective" by a reviewer for the New York Times , Bruce Cumings's book takes a fresh look at the often unjustly ignored conflict. Characterizing… more