Join Historic Columbia for a special discussion and signing with Pulitzer Prize-winning and #1 New York Times-bestselling author A. Scott Berg, who will speak about his latest book, Wilson! At 3 p.m., Berg will give a talk about Wilson, his biography on the 28th president, at the Robert Mills Carriage House. The talk is free but seating is limited, so advance registration is required – visit historiccolumbia.org to reserve your spot. Wilson is available for purchase at The Gift Shop at Robert Mills for $40. The Gift Shop will have copies available for purchase on-site during this event.
Wilson, published in September 2013, is a personal and penetrating biography about the 28th President of the United States, the product of more than a decade of research and writing. One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. From the scholar-President who ushered the country through its first great world war to the man of intense passion and turbulence, from the idealist determined to make the world “safe for democracy” to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity and the subterfuges around it were among the century’s greatest secrets, the result is an intimate portrait written with a particularly contemporary point of view – a book at once magisterial and deeply emotional about the whole of Wilson’s life, accomplishments, and failings. This is not just Wilson the icon – but Wilson the man.
A. Scott Berg graduated from Princeton University in 1971 and is the author of Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, Goldwyn: A Biography, and Lindbergh, for which he received the National Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize respectively.
Free, but due to limited seating, registration is required
Phone: 803.252.1770 x 23