"First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents”

November 10, 2021 | NH Institute of Politics

Publishing history teems with books by and about Presidents, First Ladies, First Pets, and even First Chefs. Gary Ginsberg chronicles nine such relationships in his first book, “First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents.”  Gary will join the Institute’s executive director, Neil Levesque to share insights into the lives of the men who held the most powerful political office in the world by looking at the friends on whom they relied. 

Gary Ginsberg grew up in Buffalo New York, home to two US presidents. A lawyer by training, he has spent his professional career at the intersection of media, politics, and law. He worked for the Clinton administration, was a senior editor and counsel at the political magazine George, and then spent the next two decades in executive positions in media and technology at News Corporation, Time Warner and SoftBank. He has published pieces in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and was an on-air political contributor in the early days of MSNBC. 
Copies of the book may be purchased in advance at your local bookseller, or at online booksellers.

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November 10, 2021 6:00 PM - November 11, 2021 7:30 PM

NHIOP Auditorium