Taylor Branch at BHS Library Dinner

On March 8, 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch spoke at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Annual Library Dinner.  Taylor Branch is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and author of the King Era Trilogy, a narrative history of the U.S. during the Civil Rights era which includes Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for History.

His most recent book is The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President (Simon and Schuster 2009), a presidential memoir based on secret late-night interviews Branch and Clinton conducted over the 8 years of Clinton’s presidency.

Listen to a short clip of Taylor Branch’s talk here (6:53):

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Listen to the full talk here (33:04):

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And Listen to Taylor Branch’s band Off Our Rocker here!

Mayor Bloomberg at the Library Dinner; photo by Kristen Artz courtesy of nycmayorsoffice on Flickr

Mayor Bloomberg at the Library Dinner; photos by Kristen Artz courtesy of nycmayorsoffice on Flickr

BHS President Deborah Schwartz, Mayor Bloomberg and Library Dinner Honorees Marty and Robert Rubin

BHS President Deborah Schwartz, Mayor Bloomberg & Library Dinner honorees Marty & Robert Rubin

Sady Sullivan

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