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SLCL’s Westfall Series Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biographer A. Scott Berg

Press Release

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation’s ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series is pleased to present bestselling historian A. Scott Berg for a discussion and signing of his new biography “Wilson” on Monday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.)  The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Barnes & Noble.
The event is sponsored by Maryville University. 
One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed “Wilson”–the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President.

“Wilson” is an intimate portrait written with a particularly contemporary point of view—a book at once magisterial and deeply emotional about the whole of Wilson’s life, accomplishments and failings. From the scholar-President who ushered the country through its first great world war to the man of intense passion and turbulence, from the idealist determined to make the world safe for democracy to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity and the subterfuges around it were among the century’s greatest secrets. This is not just Wilson the icon, but Wilson the man.
A. Scott Berg is the author of “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” “Goldwyn: A Biography,” and “Lindbergh,” for which he received the National Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize respectively.
The program with A. Scott Berg is a St. Louis County Library ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series presentation. The Westfall series features authors of politics, current issues, history, and sports. The series is co-sponsored by Jack Dubinsky and Sons; McMahon Berger; Sachs Properties; Brown Smith Wallace LLC; Royal Banks of Missouri; St. Louis Business Journal; Midwest Library Service; The Booksource; Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers; S.M. Wilson & Co.; and Stifel, Nicolaus.