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George Romney Republican: The Rise and Fall of Mitt's Political Mentor

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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, or does it? If you come to the South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street this Thursday at 1:15 p.m. (whew!) you might find a clue. The first lecture of the year by the writers of the Wertheim Study and Allen Room will be given by John R. Bohrer, a cool guy and journalist often writing for Slate, Huffington Post, Esquire, etc. He's currently writing a book in the Allen Room about Robert Kennedy.

Though eulogies are sometimes more of an art form than fact, here is one for Mr. Romney from Senate Congressional Record July 28, 1995, found via our databases.

The last quiet places on earth, the Study and the Room are havens for writers to use the Library's materials, read, think and write. In return for this wonderfully convenient, monastic space I browbeat some of them to give public lectures on their work. There are twelve on the slate, up until the end of 2012. See a full listing here.

As always, mention this blog for a free and silly gift.

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