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Book Discussion on Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children
Dorie McCullough Lawson talked about her book Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children, published by Doubleday. The book includes letters written by influential figures in the last two hundred years of American history including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Theodore Roosevelt, N.C. Wyeth, Anne Sexton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein, William Faulkner, and George H.W. Bush. Ms. Lawson provides biographical information on each of the writers of the one hundred letters cited. In order to show the private family life of these public figures, she edits and divides the letters by theme, such as “love” and “struggle.”1,396 views
Brian Greene on the Origins of the Universe
Brian Greene was interviewed by Walter Isaacson about the origins of the universe. Topics included the origin of the term “Big Bang Theory.” Professor Greene is the author of The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and The Elegant Universe.564 views
“The Cosmos in Twenty Minutes” was a presentation of the third Annual New York Ideas forum, held at the New-York Historical Society, co-sponsored by Atlantic magazine and the Aspen Institute.