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Tuesday, September 23 at 7PM
Acclaimed Austin Author
speaking & signing
Thirteen Days in September:
Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
|Lawrence Wright, journalist and bestselling author of the groundbreaking book about Scientology, Going Clear, and The Looming Tower, about Al Qaeda and September 11th, is back with a brand new book about the forces at play in the Middle East. He reveals the full extent of President Jimmy Carter's persistence in pushing peace forward during an historic meeting at Camp David, the extraordinary way in which the participants at the conference--many of them lifelong enemies--attained it, and the profound difficulties inherent in the process and its outcome.|
|About Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David:|
With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the Middle East and his acclaimed journalistic skill, Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen days of the Camp David conference, delving deeply into the issues and enmities between the two nations, explaining the relevant background to the conflict and to all the major participants at the conference, from the three heads of state to their mostly well-known seconds working furiously behind the scenes. What emerges is not what we've come to think of as an unprecedented yet "simple" peace. Rather, Wright reveals the full extent of Carter's persistence in pushing peace forward, the extraordinary way in which the participants at the conference--many of them lifelong enemies--attained it, and the profound difficulties inherent in the process and its outcome, not the least of which has been the still unsettled struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In Thirteen Days in September, Wright gives us a gripping work of history and reportage that provides an inside view of how peace is made.
Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of one novel, God's Favorite, and six previous books of nonfiction, including In the New World; Saints and Sinners; Remembering Satan; The Looming Tower, which was the recipient of many honors; and Going Clear. He is also a screenwriter and a playwright. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.
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