The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians
History with David M. Rubenstein
David M. Rubenstein, Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:30–11:30 am | $38 (Members $24) | Students $10


Since 2016, the New-York Historical Society has had the honor of presenting History with David M. Rubenstein, featuring thoughtful discussions between Mr. Rubenstein and some of the nation’s most esteemed historians. In a special interview, Mr. Rubenstein reflects on his conversations on our stage and beyond—including, among others, those with Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln, David McCullough on John Adams, and Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton—and explores the grand arc of the American story revealed within them.

David M. Rubenstein, an American philanthropist, is co-founder and co-executive chairman of the Carlyle Group and the author of The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians. Douglas Brinkley (moderator) is a bestselling author and serves as presidential historian for CNN and the New-York Historical Society.

The program ticket includes a copy of David M. Rubenstein's The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians. Audience members are invited to pick up their copy at the program registration desk, which will be located next to the main entrance of the Robert H. Smith Auditorium. 

Please note: This program will not include a pre-program continental breakfast


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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