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Authors LIVE Presents The General vs. the President

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

3300 Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX US 75205

Date: Oct 13, 2016

Time: 7:00pm

H. W. Brands will present his book, The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm in Wesley Hall. Free! No registration required for the presentation.

Brought to you by the friends of the Highland Park Library, Friends of the SMU Library, and Highland Park United Methodist Church.

An Author’s Reception will be in Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). To register to attend, click on the button above or call 214.523.2240 for the reception. You may pay at the door by cash or check.

From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II.

Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Heir to a struggling economy, a ruined Europe, and increasing tension with the Soviet Union, on no issue was the path ahead clear and easy. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. The General and the President vividly evokes the making of a new American era.

Category: Authors Live