Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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University Club of Albany 
141 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

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Teresa Casey 
University Club of Albany Foundation 

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tonight's talk!

Washington on the Hudson

The Road to the White House Runs Through Albany More Than You Think!

A talk by noted author and historian David Pietrusza

You won't want to miss this talk by highly regarded author, historian, and media figure who happens to live in our region, David Pietrusza.


Pietrusza has written or edited over three dozen books on baseball, Presidents and elections. His work has been compared to that of H.L. Mencken, Eric Larson, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough and Tom Wolfe.  

 Just a few of Pietrusza’s awards and honors are:

  • Edgar Award finalist honors and the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year for Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series
  • Kirkus Book Award and ALA Notable Book List nominations for1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR—Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal and Unlikely Destiny
  • Kirkus Reviews inclusion of 1920: The Year of Six Presidents on its list of Best Books of the Year

As a noted presidential scholar, Pietrusza has been selected to serve on the Siena College Research Institute (SRI) Survey of United States Presidents, along with such historians as David McCullough, Douglas Brinkley, Joseph Persico, and Harold Holzer.  He has also been selected to serve on the C-SPAN/Siena College Study of The First Ladies of The United States.

Pietrusza has appeared and his work has been cited in such media outlets as NPR, Fox News , C-SPAN, C-SPAN BookTV, C-SPAN American History TV, The History Channel, ESPN, Fox Sports, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and the New York Daily News.

The talk begins at 6:00 p.m. and will follow a meet-the-speaker reception (cash bar) at 5:30 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the University Club Foundation and one need not be a member of the Club to attend.  There is no charge but reservations are required.