Eisenhower’s Lessons for Modern America
Enjoy traditional Christmas music performed by S.B.'s iconic pianist Gil Rosas and the Montecito Union School Chorus, followed by a talk led by Jim Newton at a Channel City Club luncheon.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, 11 a.m.
Where: Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
Cost: $35 - $40
Age limit: Not available
Author, ”Eisenhower: The White House Years”*** – a presidential biography of Dwight Eisenhower. In his book, Mr. Newton shows Eisenhower as a shrewd, sentimental, and tempestuous leader, and it includes rare interviews with John Eisenhower, as well as declassified documents. According to author Bob Woodward, it is “A truly great book, spirited, balanced, and not just the story of President Eisenhower but of an era.”
Jim Newton is editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times. As a member of the Times’ editorial board, he advises on editorial matters and writes and edits for the editorial page and Op-Ed. A 20 year veteran of the Times, he has been a reporter, editor and bureau chief. Previously he was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and a clerk at the New York Times as columnist James Reston’s assistant. The recipient of numerous local and national awards in journalism, he authored a best-selling biography of former chief justice & CA. governor, Earl Warren.
Mr. Newton is a Senior Fellow with UCLA’s School of Public Affairs and formerly served as a John Jacobs Fellow at U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Event posted Nov. 14, 2012
Last updated Nov. 14, 2012