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Presented by SEATTLE ARTS & LECTURES. Former Vice President Al Gore, co-founder of Generation Investment Management and chairman of The Climate Reality Project speaks today about the emerging forces that are shaping the world, the subject of his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change (Random House). Tonight's conversation is moderated by University of Washington Professor David Domke. "From political policy and economics to science and the most thorny ethical issues, Al Gore has stated the human condition and the issues we face forthrightly, fearlessly, and in easily understood languageand has said what must be done. I asked myself halfway through who else could have written a book of this magnitude." - E.O.Wilson. Seattle First Baptist Church is located at 1111 Harvard Avenue. Tickets are $50 (includes one general admission ticket and one copy of The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change) OR $75 (includes two general admission tickets and one copy of The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change) are available at www.lectures.org or call (206) 221-2230. Limited numbers of student tickets ($15 with valid student ID) are also available.
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Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage (Simon and Schuster), is Jeffrey Frank's groundbreaking narrative of the fraught relationship between Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, from the politics that divided them to the marriage that united their families. Based on archival research and scores of new interviews with colleagues and family members, this book offers fresh views of Nixon, the striving tactician, and Eisenhower, the distant general with a warm smile who could, and did, make Nixon's life miserable. Jeffrey Frank formerly senior editor at The New Yorker and the deputy editor of the Washington Post's Outlook section is also the author of The Columnist, Bad Publicity, and Trudy Hopedale. "This is superlative, compelling, can't-put-it-down history. Jeffrey Frank is an elegant writer, with a novelist's eye; the relationship between Eisenhower and Nixon, in all its complexity and weirdness, is a treasure chest that he unpacks brilliantly. This is the perfect time for us to reconsider the trajectory of the Republican Party in the late 20th century, and this book is a perfect way to do it." — Joe Klein, Time columnist.