Public | Jan, 17 2023 12:15PM - 1:30PM
On Tuesday, January 17th, the Clements Center for National Security, the LBJ Presidential Library and the UT-Austin Department of History will host Beverly Gage, Professor of History & American Studies at Yale University, for a book talk on newly published G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century. Join us at 12:15 pm in the LBJ Library's 10th Floor Atrium.
About the speaker:
Beverly Gage is professor of 20th-century U.S. history at Yale University. Her courses focus on American politics, government, and social movements. Her book G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century, a major new biography of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, will be released by Viking in November 2022. She is the author of The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror, which examined the history of terrorism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on the 1920 Wall Street bombing. In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Gage writes for numerous journals and magazines, including The New Yorker, New York Times, and Washington Post.
In 2009, Professor Gage received the Sarai Ribicoff Award for teaching excellence in Yale College. In 2015, she was elected to serve as the first chair of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate. From 2017 to 2021, she served as director of Yale’s Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. In 2021, President Joe Biden nominated her to serve on the National Humanities Council, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
With Professor Elizabeth Hinton, Professor Gage leads the Workshop in Modern U.S. History, a monthly speaker series for faculty and graduate students to discuss the latest scholarship in 20th-century U.S history. Professor Gage is a graduate of Yale University (1994, BA, American Studies, magna cum laude) and Columbia University (2004, PhD, History).
Book sales and signing
Copies of G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century will be available for sale onsite before and after the book talk. Gage will be available to sign books.