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Festival of ABC Preview Event: Gary Ginsberg
October 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gary Ginsberg (Virtual and In Person)
First Friends: The Powerful Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents
Sponsored by Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP
Monday, October 11, 8pm
Cost: $40/JCC Member, $48/Guest (includes book)
Ginsberg, a former Clinton aide, breaks new literary ground on Pennsylvania Avenue and provides fresh insights into the lives of those who held the most powerful political office in the world by looking at the friends on whom they relied. First Friends is an engaging, serendipitous look into the lives of Commanders-in-Chief and how their presidencies were shaped by those they held most dear. For example, when Harry Truman wavered on whether to recognize the state of Israel in 1948, his lifelong friend and former business partner, Eddie Jacobson, intervened at just the right moment with just the right words to steer the president’s decision.