The Man Who Ran Washington: A Book Talk with Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

Panel Discussion

Date and Time

October 9, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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From Peter Baker (The New York Times) and Susan Glasser (The New Yorker), two of America’s most revered political journalists, comes the definitive biography of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III, the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world.

For a quarter-century, from the end of Watergate to the aftermath of the Cold War, no Republican won the presidency without his help or ran the White House without his advice. James Addison Baker III was the indispensable man for four presidents because he understood better than anyone how to make Washington work at a time when America was shaping events around the world. The Man Who Ran Washington is a page-turning portrait of a power broker who influenced America’s destiny for generations.

FSI Director Michael McFaul will moderate a discussion with the authors, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.