James Michener, Laura Fermi, and Gilbert Highet

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Irita Van Doren, emcee for the event, introduces James Michener, author of "Bridge at Andau ". She describes his book and the about the plight of Hungarians during the invasion of Communist Russian forces. She gives many examples of the great violence that took place.

James Michener does not discuss his novel in particular, rather he discusses the results of the Hungarian Revolution.

Laura Fermi also discusses Russia. Author of "Atoms in the Family: My Life with Enrico Fermi," Fermi discusses her travels to Russia and in particular their scientific advances.

Gilbert Highet discusses his book "Juvenal the Satirist: A Study" and his passion for poetry.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71209
Municipal archives id: LT7519