Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt

Where: The Reading Room in Bryant Park

On the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 7:00 pm

Collaborative Programs: Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room

Featuring: Eric Burns

Details: In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on popular topics including biography, the Supreme Court, Civil War history, and more.

From busting the largest railroad and oil trusts to orchestrating the construction of the Panama Canal, Theodore Roosevelt was an exuberant and visionary leader. Yet one cause he passionately championed—America’s entry into World War I—would ultimately destroy him when his youngest son, Quentin, was killed in an air fight. Author Eric Burns explores Roosevelt’s relationship with his son, revealing a humbler, more sensitive side to a man often remembered as “larger-than-life.”

Eric Burns, author of The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt, is a former host of Fox News Watch, a former NBC News correspondent and Today Show pundit, and has won an Emmy for media criticism.

Cost: Free Admission

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