Wilson biographer at Jackson Memorial

Jul 06, 2018
Patricia O'Toole

Tenants Harbor — Biographer Patricia O’Toole will explore what can be learned about the presidency, nationalism and moral leadership by looking at the life and times of Woodrow Wilson, and Theodore Roosevelt, Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131.

No president has believed more fervently in the primacy of morality in politics, or the “moral force” of ideas, than Woodrow Wilson. In her most recent biography, “The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made,” O’Toole measures Wilson by his own standards. The result is an emotionally discerning, richly detailed portrait of a president whose ideas and actions had a profound, and lasting effect on the United States and the world.

O’Toole is the author of five books, including her acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt, “When Trumpets Call.” Her biography of Henry Adams and his friends, “The Five of Hearts,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

For more information, call 372-8961 or visit jacksonmemoriallibrary.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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