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Authors on Deck Lecture at the Navy Memorial – Josephus Daniels: His Life & Times
August 28, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
As part of the United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series, author Lee A. Craig will present his latest work, Josephus Daniels: His Life & Times (University of North Carolina Press, 2013). Craig, an expert on economic history, delves into Daniels’s extensive archive to inform this nuanced and eminently readable biography, following Daniels’s rise to power in North Carolina and chronicling his influence on twentieth-century politics.
As a longtime leader of the Democratic Party and key member of Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet, Josephus Daniels was one of the most influential progressive politicians in the country. While secretary of the navy during the First World War, he became one of the most important men in the world. Before that, Daniels revolutionized the newspaper industry in the South, forever changing the relationship between politics and the news media.
Lee A. Craig is Alumni Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University. He is author of six books and numerous scholarly articles, essays, and reviews on U.S. and European economic history. His other books include The Integration of the European Economy 1850-1913 and The European Macroeconomy: Growth, Integration and Cycles 1500-1913.
Following his presentation, Craig will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.
COST: Free and open to the public
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