Geoffrey C. Ward: The Biographer’s Dilemma—Searching for the Known and Unknowable

SEP 27, 2018 | 6:30 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

C200: Proshansky Auditorium

WHEN:

September 27, 2018: 6:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free; Reservations Required

SPONSOR:

Public Programs

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Description

11th Annual Leon Levy Biography Lecture

Geoffrey C. Ward—a historian, biographer, and screenwriter who has collaborated with filmmaker Ken Burns throughout his career—gives this annual talk on writing and researching biography. Ward is the writer or co-writer of many acclaimed PBS documentaries, including The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, and most recently, The Vietnam War. He is also the author of 16 books, including A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Parkman Prize.

Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.

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