Imagine an event that brings hundreds of Members of Congress, from both chambers and parties, together for an evening to learn about and revel in American history. Not only is it true, it’s happened more than 38 times over the past six years.
In 2013, David Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-founder of The Carlyle Group, approached the Librarian of Congress with an idea for an event series in which Members of Congress could put politics aside and immerse themselves in the history of the nation. Thereafter began the Congressional Dialogue series: a dinner event held several times a year during which historic artifacts are exhibited and Rubenstein interviews bestselling and award-winning authors and historians for a Congressional audience.
Now, in Rubenstein’s book, “The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians,” these compelling conversations with the biggest names in American history are presented for all to learn and enjoy.