Taylor Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, will speak at The Atlanta History Center tonight about his new book, “The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President.”
The book is culled from dozens of confidential conversations with President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Branch was an old friend of Clinton’s who stepped in to act as the diary keeper for the president’s secret oral history of the presidency.
Branch seems to have been interviewed non-stop about the new Clinton book, but he’s especially well-known in Atlanta for the King trilogy — Pulitzer-winning “Parting the Waters: American in the King Years, 1954-63″,”Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965″ and “At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968.”
Here are some of the interviews with Branch:
Want to go? Livingston Lecture by Taylor Branch. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers, free for Annual Fund donors. The Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-814-4000, www.atlantahistorycenter.com