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Book event: Susan Ronald, Hitler’s Aristocrats —The Secret Power Players in Britain and America Who Supported the Nazis 1923–1941 With Amanda Foreman

July 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to hear author Susan Ronald in conversation with award-winning author and historian Amanda Foreman about Susan’s new book, Hitler’s Aristocrats.

About the speakers:

Susan Ronald is a British-American historian, biographer, and acclaimed author of ten books, four of which are about the influencers and enablers of Hitler, the Nazis, and appeasers in World War II: Hitler’s Art Thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the Looting of Europe’s Treasures — A Dangerous WomanAmerican Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, and Nazi Collaborator — The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James’s 1938–1940. Her tenth book is entitled Hitler’s AristocratsThe Secret Power Players in Britain and America Who Supported the Nazis 1923–1941Hitler’s Aristocrats was published in March 2023 by Amberley Publishing in the U.K. and St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan in the U.S.A.

Before becoming a fulltime writer in 2012, Susan was the main commercial advisor on project finance and redevelopment to English Heritage, the National Trust, five British government departments, and the Palace for the restoration of historic assets to alternative use, including St. Pancras Chambers, Giant’s Causeway, and HMY Britannia. She was the Chief Executive of the British Shakespeare Association from 2009-2011 and Secretary and Treasurer of the Biographer’s Club from 2007-2011. She lives in a quintessential Cotswold village near Oxford with her writer husband and has three grown children.

Amanda Foreman is the author of the prize-winning best sellers, ‘Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire’, and ‘A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided’. In 2016, Foreman served as chair of The Man Booker Prize. That same year, her BBC documentary series, ‘The Ascent of Woman’, was released. In 2019 she was invited to curate a special exhibition for Buckingham Palace as part of its summer opening.

Foreman has been a columnist for The Sunday Times and the Smithsonian Magazine. Currently, she is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal bi-weekly ‘Historically Speaking’. Her next book, ‘The World Made by Women: A New History of Humanity’, is scheduled to be published by Penguin Random House in 2024. She is also a CBS News royal contributor.

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