Chautauqua Women's Club

Contemporary Issues Forum

MORGENTHAU: The Making of a Dynasty — and an Epic


Dr. Andrew Meier, Best Selling Author, Biographer, and Journalist


Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the acclaimed new book Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty by Andrew Meier. Hailed as a modern masterpiece and named a Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker magazine, and numerous other outlets… Spanning four generations, Morgenthau offers a panoramic account of an exceptional family across more than 150 years of U.S. and world history. The sweeping portrait reveals their power and influence in the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century—including, of course, that of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Book Signing:

Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty


CWC House (30 South Lake Drive) at 5pm – Register Here

Speaker Bio:

In addition to MORGENTHAU, Andrew Meier is the author of two previous works of award-winning investigative nonfiction: Black Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall and The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin’s Secret Service.  A former Moscow correspondent for Time, he has contributed to The New York Times Magazine among numerous other publications for more than two decades.  His work has been recognized with fellowships from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library and the Leon Levy Center for Biography, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC.   A frequent commentator on CNN, NPR and the BBC, he’s also a documentary film writer and director, now at work on a new film on Russia.  

Dr. Meier lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife, the photographer Jacqueline Mia Foster, and their two daughters.