David M. Rubenstein “American Experiment” Author Talk

Join in a virtual breakfast conversation with David M. Rubenstein, author of “American Experiment.”


[In Conversation with Dr. Christina Greer]
October 19 @ 10:00 am
Mark Twain
Event Details: https://marktwainhouse.org/event/the-american-experiment-a-virtual-breakfast-with-david-rubenstein-and-dr-christina-greer/

About the Author:

David M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms. Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of Washington Mr. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge, and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award. Mr. Rubenstein is the host of Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein on Bloomberg TV and The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS. He lives in Maryland.

About the Book:


The capstone book in a trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of How to Lead and The American Story and host of Bloomberg TV’s The David Rubenstein Show—American icons and historians on the ever-evolving American experiment, featuring Ken Burns, Madeleine Albright, Wynton Marsalis, Billie Jean King, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and many more.

In this lively collection of conversations—the third in a series from David Rubenstein—some of our nations’ greatest minds explore the inspiring story of America as a grand experiment in democracy, culture, innovation, and ideas.

Jill Lepore on the promise of America
Madeleine Albright on the American immigrant
Ken Burns on war
Henry Louis Gates Jr. on reconstruction
Elaine Weiss on suffrage
John Meacham on civil rights
Walter Isaacson on innovation
David McCullough on the Wright Brothers
John Barry on pandemics and public health
Wynton Marsalis on music
Billie Jean King on sports
Rita Moreno on film

Exploring the diverse make-up of our country’s DNA through interviews with Pulitzer Prize–winning historians, diplomats, music legends, and sports giants, The American Experiment captures the dynamic arc of a young country reinventing itself in real-time. Through these enlightening conversations, the American spirit comes alive, revealing the setbacks, suffering, invention, ingenuity, and social movements that continue to shape our vision of what America is—and what it can be.

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