Friday, April 11, 2008

Dallek Coming to the Colonial

I just learned this morning that my favorite historian and best-selling author Robert Dallek will be in Idaho Falls on the 22nd of May to give a lecture sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council.

Tickets are on sale now at the Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls. To purchase tickets you can call(208) 522-0471. General admission tickets for the lecture only will be $15. Benefactor tickets--which include admission to a catered reception with Robert Dallek in a private home prior to the lecture as well as preferred seating in the Colonial Theater will be $50. The IHC and the staff of the Colonial Theater are recommending early ticket reservation.

I have been a huge fan of Dallek's for as long as I have known his work. His biography of President Kennedy is perhaps the greatest to be published in the last forty years (best overall second only to Ted Sorenson's 1965 biography, Kennedy). Dallek has spent his career writing about the American presidency, specifically the administrations of FDR, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan.

His most recent work, Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, was released last fall and is a superb telling of the power struggle between two of 20th century American history's most influential men.

For more information on this event, please visit the Idaho Humanities Council website.

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