Gaithersburg Book Festival (2022) -- Ira Shapiro ("The Betrayal") w/Eugene L. Meyer:
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Ira Shapiro presents his book, "The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America." In his third book on the U. S. Senate, Shapiro explores how the Senate responded to the challenges posed by the Trump administration, documents the pivotal difficulties it faced, and argues of its failure to meet those challenges.
Interviewed by Eugene L. Meyer
Latest Title: The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America
Ira Shapiro’s 45-year Washington career has focused on American politics and international trade. He served 12 years in senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate, working for a series of distinguished senators: Jacob Javits, Gaylord Nelson, Abraham Ribicoff, Thomas Eagleton, Robert Byrd and Jay Rockefeller. He served in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during the Clinton administration, first as general counsel and then chief negotiator with Japan and Canada, with the rank of ambassador. From 2012 to 2017, he was the chairman of the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) and received a Commendation from the Foreign Minister of Japan. He is the author of two previous critically-acclaimed books about the Senate: “The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis” (2012) and “Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?” (2018). Ira’s latest book is “The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America.”
Eugene L. Meyer
Latest Title: Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army
Eugene L. Meyer is an award-winning veteran journalist with eclectic interests but special passions for history, travel, real estate and the Chesapeake Bay. Widely published in magazines, he has authored four books and was for many years a reporter and editor at The Washington Post. Since leaving The Post in 2004, Meyer has received 17 awards for his work and has had more than 50 bylines in The New York Times. His first journalism job was as Washington bureau librarian for the old New York Herald Tribune, where he got to tag along with a White House reporter to watch LBJ sign the 1964 Civil Rights Act into law.
Eugene will be interviewing Ira Shapiro (“The Betrayal-How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America”).
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