is the author of several books, among them Washington: The Making of the American Capital and Bound for Canaan, a national history of the Underground Railroad. As a journalist he has written widely on political and cultural subjects in Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, American Heritage, The Atlantic, and many other publications. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Friday, October 12
1:00-2:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise that Preserved the Union