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'The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing,' Book Talk with Adam Frankel '03, Presidential Speechwriter (FPUL Small Talk)

Adam Frankel '03, former speechwriter for President Obama, will discuss his recent memoir on family, the Holocaust, trauma, and identity, “The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing,” joined by moderator Stanley N. Katz, distinguished American historian and author. Following the talk, Frankel and Katz will discuss the historic election results. 

Frankel is a graduate of Princeton University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He began his career as a writer for John Kerry, but his most important engagement was with Barack Obama, for whom he wrote during the 2008 election campaign and Obama’s first term in the White House. 

Katz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1955 with a major in English history and literature. He received a PhD in British and American history in 1961, where he also attended law school in 1969-70. Katz has honorary degrees from several universities and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in 2011. Katz is Director of the Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and director emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
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This event is part of the Friends of the Princeton University Library Small Talks Series held each month on a Sunday at 3 p.m. 

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