Philip Quarles appears in the following:
Friday, November 23, 2012
Mumford de-emphasized technology as man's defining achievement, arguing that language and communication were the essential elements of civilization and that the city.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Moses laments the atmosphere of distrust that has arisen around government, the result of "altogether too many newspapers" conducting too many investigations.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Michener speaks at a 1957 Book and Author Luncheon
Friday, November 16, 2012
In this 1950 speech given at a Books and Authors Luncheon, W. Somerset Maugham lays out his surprisingly detailed plan for a foreign academy to promote the growth of American literature. Read More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Isaac Don Levine, George F. Kennan, and Sidney Hook talk about the USSR with the Overseas Press Club.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Philippine dictator hailed at City Hall.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Everything But Money is both the title of funny man Sam Levenson's autobiography and the theme in this talk.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Burlesque icon Gypsy Rose Lee talks about, show biz, Being stranded in Oregon, and her love of bald men.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Nine months after his brother's death, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy enters the New York Senate race.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Kazin talks about his New Yorker trilogy at this 1965 Book and Author Luncheon.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Garson Kanin dishes about his book on Somerset Maugham
Friday, October 26, 2012
Was this man the model for Dr. Strangelove?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Jane Jacobs explains her role as a community leader in the fight against what she views as the excesses and excrescences of the arrogant Modernist redesign of city neighborhoods.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The author of "Queen of the Sob Sisters" speaks at this 1958 Book and Author Luncheon
Friday, October 19, 2012
Hotchner talks about Hemingway at this Book and Author Luncheon
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A surprise waiting in the audience makes for a heated situation.
Monday, October 15, 2012
"New York City Mayors I Have Known" might be the better title for this 1954 installment of Campus Press Conference featuring guest Harry Hershfield -- columnist, cartoonist, and "Toastmaster Extraordinary." Read More
Friday, October 12, 2012
David Halberstam asks us to "keep [our] imagination dry."
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Writer of "armchair travel lit," John Gunther, speaks about Africa at this Book and Author Luncheon
Monday, October 08, 2012
"The Actor and Clichés In the Theater," is the subject Sir Alec Guinness chooses for this impromptu 1964 performance before the Overseas Press Club. Read More