James Mann to Speak at CPL


2/13/2020

Mann

James Mann, author of The Great Rift  will speak at the Main Library on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 PM. The Great Rift is a sweeping history of the intertwined careers of Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, whose rivalry and conflicting views of U.S. national security color our political debate to this day.In a wide-ranging, deeply researched, and dramatic narrative, Mann explores each man’s biography and philosophical predispositions to show how and why this deep and permanent rupture occurred. Through dozens of original interviews and surprising revelations from presidential archives, he brings to life the very human story of how this influential friendship turned so sour and how the enmity of these two powerful men colored the way America acts in the world. Mann has written a series of award-winning books about American foreign policy and about China. He is a former newspaper reporter, foreign correspondent and columnist for the Los Angeles Times.  He is now an author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.