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February 22 @ 1:00 pm

Chasing History: A Virtual Afternoon with Carl Bernstein, David Lawrence Jr. and The Prologue Society


February 22
1:00 pm



The Prologue Society and Books & Books present…

A Virtual Afternoon with Carl Bernstein

in conversation with David Lawrence Jr.


Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom

(Henry Holt and Co., $29.99)

Tuesday, February 22, 1 PM ET | On Crowdcast


The Prologue Society (TPS) is a not-for-profit organization in South Florida whose purpose is to encourage and foster interest in and understanding of the history and culture of all peoples and nations.

The Prologue Society has been hosting lunches for 30 years. Each season of TPS brings a wonderful variety of acclaimed authors speaking on topics of great relevance and historical interest. Members enjoy the author’s talk and a question-and-answer dialogue in an intimate setting. They also receive a copy of the author’s book. Our events have been virtual for the past few season’s but we hope to go back to in-person just as soon as Covid allows.

Normally, this event with Carl Bernstein in conversation with David Lawrence, Jr. would only be available to TPS members. However, with this exclusive opportunity, TPS is offering non-members the opportunity to get a taste of what a Prologue Society experience entails. Just this once, PLS will open their Carl Bernstein virtual afternoon to non-members who wish to purchase a ticket below. 

**Please Note: If you are already a member of the The Prologue Society, there is no need to purchase a ticket to this event. Your name will automatically be registered to watch this event as part of your existing membership and you will receive a copy of CHASING HISTORY shipped to you. This is a special opportunity for non-members to participate in one of TPS’ events.

About the Book:

A New York Times bestseller

In this triumphant memoir, Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of All the President’s Men and pioneer of investigative journalism, recalls his beginnings as an audacious teenage newspaper reporter in the nation’s capital—a winning tale of scrapes, gumshoeing, and American bedlam.

In 1960, Bernstein was just a sixteen-year-old at considerable risk of failing to graduate high school. Inquisitive, self-taught—and, yes, truant—Bernstein landed a job as a copyboy at the Evening Star, the afternoon paper in Washington. By nineteen, he was a reporter there.

In Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom, Bernstein recalls the origins of his storied journalistic career as he chronicles the Kennedy era, the swelling civil rights movement, and a slew of grisly crimes. He spins a buoyant, frenetic account of educating himself in what Bob Woodward describes as “the genius of perpetual engagement.”

Funny and exhilarating, poignant and frank, Chasing History is an extraordinary memoir of life on the cusp of adulthood for a determined young man with a dogged commitment to the truth.

About the Author:

CARL BERNSTEIN is the author or coauthor of five bestselling books, most notably All the President’s Men, written with Bob Woodward. He, Woodward, and the Washington Postwere awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for breaking and investigating the Watergate story, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and set the standard for modern investigative reporting. He is also the author of biographies of Pope John Paul II and Hillary Clinton and a memoir of his family’s experiences during the McCarthy era. He is currently an on-air political analyst for CNN and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair. He lives in New York City.

About the Moderator: 

DAVID LAWRENCE JR. retired in 1999 as publisher of The Miami Herald to work in the area of early childhood development and readiness. He chairs The Children’s Movement of Florida, aimed at making children the state’s top priority for investment and decision-making. In 2002 and 2008 he led successful campaigns for The Children’s Trust, a dedicated source of early intervention and prevention funding for children in Miami-Dade. He is the “founding chair.”

Before coming to Miami in 1989, he was publisher and executive editor of the Detroit Free Press. Previously he was editor of The Charlotte Observer, and earlier in reporting and editing positions at four newspapers. During his tenure as Miami Herald publisher, the paper won five Pulitzer Prizes.

Ticket Guidelines:

  • Tier 1: U.S. GA (Includes book and U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one non-member of TPS into the virtual event with Carl Bersntein and includes (1) one copy of Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom (Henry Holt and Co., $29.99 + tax and fee). Please note that a fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book. When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.

All books will be shipped AFTER the event.

  • Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.