LEXINGTON, KY (11/10/12) – The University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center will present a lecture by William H. Chafe, author of "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal" and the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History, Emeritus, at Duke University. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be presented at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the 18th floor conference room of Patterson Office Tower.
Chafe is the author of 13 books, including pioneering works on women’s history, civil rights history, and American political history. At Duke, he co-founded the Duke Oral History Program and the Center for Documentary Studies, and from 1995 to 2004 served as dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Chafe's book, "Civilities and Civil Rights" won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and a book he co-authored, "Remembering Jim Crow," won the Lillian Smith Book Award. He is a past president of the Organization of American Historians (OAH), and last year received the Roy Rozenzweig Prize for Distinguished Service from the OAH.
"Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal" is described as a book about two determined achievers with dysfunctional families and corresponding personalities. Chafe argues, the personal chemistry between the Clintons molded their political careers. Their relationship had as many lows as it did highs, but the course of the Clintons' political lives can only be understood through the prism of their personal relationship.
A book signing will follow Chafe's lecture.
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