Summer Dinner - July 25, 2019

Douglas Brinkley

An evening featuring the Presidential historian and award-winning author

July 25, 2019

Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m.Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m.—Program

Genealogical presentation
by D. Brenton Simons

The Art of Presidential Biography
presentation by Douglas Brinkley

Moderated Q&A

7:30 p.m.Dinner


The Country Club
191 Clyde Street
Brookline, MA 02467

Dress: coat and tie for gentlemen, commensurate for ladies.
Strictly no cell phones or use of personal communication devices.

Ticket Options

$190 — General Ticket

$1,000 Benefactor — 2 Patron tickets with signed books, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley

$2500 Silver Benefactor — 4 Patron tickets and signed copies of American Moonshot

$5,000 Gold Benefactor — Premium table for up to 8, signed copies of American Moonshot for all guests

Silver Benefactors

Stephen H. Case
Thomas B. Hagen
Nancy S. Maulsby

Welch & Forbes LLC


Gerry and MaryLee Halpin
Gary and Susan Kearney
Jo Anne C. Makely
Elizabeth and George Passela
Helen and DuWayne Sayles
Lea Sinclair Filson and Ronald Filson
Jonathan B. Treat
Elizabeth B. Vitton

For more information on benefactor opportunities, contact Events Coordinator Courtney Reardon at or 617-226-1215.

About Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, a CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. In the world of public history, he serves on boards, at museums, at colleges, and for historical societies. The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “America’s New Past Master.” The New-York Historical Society has chosen Brinkley as its official U.S. Presidential Historian. His recent book Cronkite won the Sperber Prize, while The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He was awarded a Grammy for Presidential Suite and is the recipient of seven honorary doctorates in American studies. His two-volume, annotated Nixon Tapes recently won the Arthur S. Link–Warren F. Kuehl Prize. He is a member of the Century Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. He is the author of, among other works, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America; The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America; and co-author of The Nixon Tapes.