Award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer, returns to Oak Park to discuss his latest book, "The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War." Admission is $10; each ticket can be redeemed for $10 off the cover price of "The Brothers" on the night of event. This event is hosted by Writers at Wright, a collaboration of The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, The Book Table, Unity Temple Restoration Foundation and Midwest Media, dedicated to bringing the finest authors to speak at Frank Lloyd Wrights arachitectural masterpiece, Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL. Purchase tickets online at www.booktable.net.
During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world?