POSTPONED: America's reluctant prince

John F. Kennedy Jr. in tuxedo at a party

POSTPONED: America's reluctant prince

Steven M. Gillon, Barbara A. Perry

Monday, December 09, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Event Details

Due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict, this event has been postponed.

Join author and professor of history Steven M. Gillon as he discusses his new book on John F. Kennedy Jr., America's Reluctant Prince. Through the lens of their decades-long friendship, exclusive interviews, and previously classified documents, Gillon examines Kennedy's life and legacy. He covers the highs, lows, and surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that Kennedy never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.’s complicated and rich life. The Miller Center's Barbara Perry, herself a Kennedy expert, will moderate the discussion, and a book signing will follow.

Monday, December 09, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Steven M. Gillon

Steven M. Gillon is the scholar-in-residence at the History Channel and a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. As one of the nation’s leading experts on modern American history and politics, his articles have appeared in academic journals and such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, and The Boston Globe. He is a frequent contributor to HuffPost and has made appearances on NBC’s Today show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News as a commentator and expert on issues related to modern American history. He has written or edited nearly a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry That Defined a Generation.

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Barbara A. Perry

Barbara A. Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 12 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. Professor Perry has conducted more than 100 interviews for the George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush Oral History Projects; researched the Bill Clinton Oral History Project interviews, and directed the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court fellow and has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate.