September 19, 2001

Contact: Sarah Ray
Posted: September 19, 2001

MIDDLEBURY, VT - Author Robert Dallek will give a talk titled "The Transformation of the American Presidency: From TR to George W. Bush" at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 at Middlebury College. The event, the 26th annual Charles S. Grant Memorial Lecture, will take place in Mead Chapel on Hepburn Road off College Street (Route 125). The lecture is free and open to the public.

Middlebury College Professor of History Travis Jacobs said, "We're excited and honored to have Robert Dallek speak here at Middlebury. His book, 'Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy,' is considered the foremost book on the subject."

Dallek is also the author of a number of other books, including "Ronald Reagan: The Politics of Symbolism," and "Lone Rising Star" and "Flawed Giant," a two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson. He has served as the Commonwealth Fund Lecturer at University College in London and the Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University. Dallek has held Guggenheim, Rockefeller Foundation, and American Council of Learned Society Fellowships.

The Grant Memorial Lecture was established in honor of the late Charles S. Grant, a member of the Middlebury College history department for several years prior to his untimely death in 1961. Previous speakers who have delivered the Grant Memorial Lecture, which maintains a focus on American history, range from David McCullough, author of the bestselling biography "John Adams," to Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who served from 1961-1963 as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy.

For more information, contact Travis Jacobs in the history department of Middlebury College at 802-443-5315.