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Biography and Autobiography Programs

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Through a lecture and readings, Christopher Griffin, who taught Irish literature at George Washington University, considers the meaning of Yeats’s poetry and his abiding love of his native land.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Catholic University professor Gregory T. Doolan spends a day examining the historical significance of Aquinas, whose thinking presents one of the most comprehensive philosophical systems in the history of Western civilization. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The former legislator shares his unvarnished thoughts on Congress, the closed-door workings of the Hill, and how private and public life intersected in his political career. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The smooth and smart Rodgers and Hart filled the 1920s and ’30s with songs that sparkled with wit, sophistication, and an engaging sense of joie de vivre. American music specialist Robert Wyatt recalls the songs and show.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Author and curator Ross MacPhee of the American Museum of Natural History looks at the rival expeditions led by a pair of “ideal antagonists” that resulted in grand heroism, bitter tragedy, and myths that have lingered for generations.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:45 PM

As part of the series Uncharted Territory: Great Expeditions and the Trailblazers Who Led Them, high-altitude mountaineer and author David Roberts looks at the notable climbers who faced the challenge of the world’s highest peak—and triumphed.