After Words with Neil Baldwin
Neil Baldwin, former executive director of the National Book Foundation, talked his book The American Revelation: Ten Ideals That Shaped… read more
Neil Baldwin, former executive director of the National Book Foundation, talked his book The American Revelation: Ten Ideals That Shaped Our Country from the Puritans to the Cold War, published by St. Martin’s Press. It profiled the men and women whose ideals had influenced morals and values in America, including biographical sketches on colonial Massachusetts governor John Winthrop and his idea of a "city on a hill"; Thomas Paine, author of the pamphlet "Common Sense"; and Secretary of State George C. Marshall who drafted the plan to rebuild Europe after World War II. He was interviewed by Joseph Bottum, editor of First Things magazine.
Neil Baldwin was the executive director of the National Book Foundation, sponsor of the National Book Awards, for fifteen years. He is the author of ten previous books, including Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate, Edison: Inventing the Century, and Man Ray: American Artist, as well as poetry, criticism, and history.
Joseph Bottum is the editor of First Things magazine. His essays, reviews, and poetry have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic Monthly, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Weekly Standard, Commentary, National Review, Philosophy and Literature, and other publications. close
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