The Life and Times of James A. Baker III, a talk with Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

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World Affairs Council DFW

Event Details

Monday, October 5, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
World Affairs Council DFW
, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

The Foreign Policy Association is delighted to invite you to join our partner World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth on October 5th at 6:00 PM EST for a moderated conversation with Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New YorkerPeter Baker and Susan Glasser will be speaking on their latest book: The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker

“The Man Who Ran Washington” is the story of the amazing journey of a young, apolitical oil and gas lawyer from Houston who rose to become one of the most consequential secretaries of state in U.S. history. He served four U.S. presidents and helped a fifth one navigate a path from Florida to the Supreme Court and into the Oval Office. His Washington career was a triumph of what his biographers call “pragmatism over purity and deal-making over division, a lost art in today’s fractured nation.”

James Baker held the offices of Undersecretary of Commerce, White House Chief of Staff, Treasury Secretary and Secretary of State. The authors call this important biography, “A case study in the acquisition, exercise, and preservation of power in late twentieth-century America and the story of Washington and the world in the modern era–how it once worked and how it has transformed into an era of gridlock and polarization.”