On April 26th, 2019 the Idaho Humanities Council presented bestselling historian Douglas Brinkly as the guest speaker for the organization's 12th annual lecture and dinner. Information about this year's speaker-
from Idaho humanities . org:
A distinguished professor of history at Rice University and a fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Douglas Brinkley is one of the most distinguished historians of our time. His writing covers a broad range of topics, including presidents, military campaigns, American leaders, Catholicism and Hurricane Katrina. He thrills audiences with his insights on history’s biggest people and events and how they relate to current events. He is the Presidential Historian for CNN and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair.
As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, American Moonshot takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon.
Audio of Douglas Brinkly's remarks along with post-lecture questions and answers: