Wednesday13Oct 2021

War, the Presidency, and the American Public--From FDR to George W. Bush

Lecture with Mr. Michael Dobbs

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PST
2021-10-13 19:00 2021-10-13 20:30 America/Los_Angeles War, the Presidency, and the American Public--From FDR to George W. Bush BK 404 Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center Natalie Figueroa

Free to attend

In the event pandemic restrictions prevent an in-person gathering, this event will be available virtually.

BK 404

Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center

General Public

Everyone is welcome to attend

War, the Presidency, and the American Public –
From FDR to George W. Bush

Michael Dobbs
Historian and Former Reporter for The Washington Post
Author of The New York Times best-seller, One Minute to Midnight:
Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

October 13 • 7 pm
Bush Conference Center • Beckman Hall • Room 404
Chapman University

A historian and former reporter for The Washington Post, Michael Dobbs has written extensively on U.S. presidents confronting the gravest decisions of war and peace. His seven books have covered such topics as World War II (Saboteurs, Six Months in 1945) the Holocaust (The Unwanted), the Cold War (One Minute to Midnight, Down with Big Brother), and Watergate (King Richard). In this talk, Dobbs will examine the intimate connection between U.S. foreign policy and domestic policy. He will draw on his work as a historian and as a reporter to describe how FDR, Truman, Kennedy, Nixon, George W. Bush and other U.S. presidents have juggled the sometimes conflicting imperatives of waging war, preventing genocide, and maintaining political support.

Copies of One Minute to Midnight and King Richard: Nixon and Watergate – An American Tragedy may be available for purchase before and after the presentation. If COVID safety protocols allow, a book signing and reception will follow the event.

Admission is free.

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You can contact the event organizer, Natalie Figueroa at or (714) 997-6641.

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