Tue May 2, 2017 6:30pm
William J. Mann Book Discussion
Sponsored by: The Yale Bookstore
Join us as New York Times bestselling author William J. Mann stops by to discuss & sign copies of his book The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America’s Greatest Political Family.
Drawing on previously hidden historical documents and interviews with the long-silent “illegitimate” branch of the family, William J. Mann paints an elegant, meticulously researched, and groundbreaking group portrait of this legendary family. Mann argues that the Roosevelts’ rise to power and prestige was actually driven by a series of intense personal contest that at times devolved into blood sport. His compelling and eye-opening masterwork is the story of a family at war with itself, of social Darwinism at its most ruthless—in which the strong devoured the weak and repudiated the inconvenient.
About the Author:
William J. Mann is the New York Times bestselling author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn; How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood; Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand; Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. He divides his time between Connecticut and Cape Cod.
- Admission: Free
- The Yale Bookstore
- 77 Broadway
- New Haven
- get directions