Postponed – The Presidential Edition: Douglas Brinkley
A Conversation with American Historian and Best-Selling Author Douglas Brinkley at Sunset Center

Library Event

It’s election year! Join us on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 for a stimulating and relevant conversation with acclaimed author, CNN Presidential Historian, and New York’s Historical Society’s Official Presidential Historian, Douglas Brinkley, for a look at the highs and lows of the American Presidency; Past, Present and Future.

Douglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He works in many capacities in the world of public history, including on boards, museums, colleges and historical societies. The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “America’s New Past Master.”  The New-York Historical Society has chosen Brinkley their official U.S. Presidential Historian.  His recent book Cronkite won the Sperber Prize while The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He has received a Grammy Award for Presidential Suite and seven honorary doctorates in American Studies. His two-volume annotated The Nixon Tapes recently won the Arthur S. Link – Warren F Kuehl Prize. His latest book is American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and three children.

Proceeds from the evening benefit the Carmel Public Library Foundation whose mission is to keep the library open, relevant and thriving and to ensure free library service in perpetuity by providing funding for 100% of the books, materials, programs, equipment and services.

Get tickets at Sunset Center
$175 – VIP Admission with Reception, Advanced Book Sale & Signing – Author Meet & Greet, Delicious Hors d’oeuvres & Fine Wines at 6:30PM & Program with premium reserved seating at 8PM 
$65 – Standard Admission with Wine Tasting at 7PM and Program with reserved seating at 8:00PM. Book signing to follow afterwards.

Sponsors & Benefactors receive VIP Admission to the reception, wine tasting, advanced book sale & signing, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and premium seating.