Middlebury

September 19, 2001

Contact:
Sarah Ray

802-443-5794

sray@middlebury.edu

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.