Chestertown, MD, October 27, 2003 — Washington College's C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience presents “TWO WHO MADE A REVOLUTION: BILL BUCKLEY AND JOE MCCARTHY,” a lecture by author Sam Tanenhaus, contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Visiting Fellow at the C.V. Starr Center. This free talk will be held Tuesday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. All are invited to attend.
A prolific writer and close chronicler of America's contemporary political scene, Tanenhaus is the author of the critically acclaimed biography, Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (Random House, 1997), and is currently working on a biography of William F. Buckley, Jr. His November 4th talk will focus on his research for this book and examine the rise of the modern conservative movement from two men who ascended to national prominence at the same moment and worked together closely half a century ago: William F. Buckley and Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Tanenhaus is a former editor at The New York Times and his articles have appeared in The American Scholar and Commentary, among other periodicals. In addition to his biography of Whittaker Chambers, he is the author of Louis Armstrong: Biography of a Musician (1989) and Literature Unbound: A Guide for the Common Reader (1984).
For more information about events, programs and speakers sponsored by Washington College's C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, visit the Center online at http://starrcenter.washcoll.edu, or call 410-810-7156.