W. Joseph Campbell talks about his new book, “1995: The Year the Future Began,” which examines the events of that watershed year and how they reverberate today.
The book offers fresh interpretations of the decisive moments of 1995 including: the emergence of the Internet and the World Wide Web; the bombing at Oklahoma City; the sensational O.J. Simpson trial; the U.S.-brokered negotiations at Dayton, Ohio, which ended the Bosnian War; and the first encounters between President William J. Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Drawing on interviews, memoirs, archival collections, and news reports, Campbell presents a detail-rich portrait of those memorable 12 months and how they changed the world at the close of the 20th century.
Campbell is a professor in the School of Communication at American University. He is the author of five other nonfiction books, including “Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism.”
A book signing will follow the program.
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