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A Place of Peace – January 9, 2021: Lynne Cheney

Description: Lynne Cheney, former 2nd Lady of the Land talks about her new book, The Virginia Dynasty, all about four of our first Presidents and the turmoil they encountered founding America.

Guest: Lynne Cheney

Lynne Ann Cheney is an American author, scholar, and former talk-show host. She is married to the 46th vice president of the United States, Dick Cheney, and served as the second lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009.  Lynne Cheney has spent much of her professional life writing and speaking about the importance of knowing American history and teaching it well. As chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 1993, she wrote and spoke about the importance of teaching children about the leaders, events, and ideas that have shaped our world, and she worked to provide opportunities for educators to gain the in-depth knowledge that lies behind outstanding teaching. Cheney has worked to bring tales of the American past to a wide audience, writing articles about history for numerous publications on topics ranging from women’s suffrage in the West to the way Americans celebrated the country’s centennial. She has turned her attention to children and their families, writing six bestselling history books for them, including “We the People: The Story of Our Constitution” (Simon & Schuster, 2008). She has also written an in-depth biography of James Madison, titled “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” (Viking, 2014), which is a New York Times bestseller. Hew most recent book is “The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation” (Viking, 2020), an exploration of the interconnected lives and accomplishments of America’s first four Virginian presidents.

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