Author Gary Ginsberg

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Author Gary Ginsberg's new book, First Friends, examines White House history as told through the stories of the best friends and closest confidants of American presidents such as Lincoln and Joshua Speed, FDR and Daisy Suckley, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and Bill Clinton and Vernon Jordan.  First Friends is an engaging look into the lives of Commanders-in-Chief and how their presidencies were shaped by those they held most dear.  Join us on Zoom as Ginsberg provides insights into the lives of the men who held the most powerful political office in the world by looking at the friends on whom they relied.

In conversation with Steve Edwards, award-winning journalist, formerly of WBEZ, and former director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. 

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Click on the link below to read an article from Politico written by Gary Ginsberg about JFK's lifelong friend.

Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries.

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