Between the Lines: The Confidante

Date: Jun 13, 2023

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sponsor: The Library

Location: Online

Category: Book Talks Library Events

The Confidante

Part of Between the Lines: Author Conversations from The Library of JTS

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
1:00–2:00 PM ET

Christopher C. Gorham will discuss his book The Confidante, the first biography of Anna Marie Rosenberg, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with only a high school education who went on to be dubbed by Life Magazine, “the most important woman in the American government.” Her life ran parallel to the front lines of history, yet her influence on 20th-century America, from the New Deal to the Cold War and beyond, has never before been told. The previously unrecognized life of Anna Rosenberg is extraordinary, inspiring, and uniquely American.

About the Author

Christopher C. Gorham is a lawyer and teacher of modern American history at Westford Academy, outside Boston. He has degrees in history from Tufts University and the University of Michigan, where he studied under legendary labor historian Sidney Fine. He has a JD, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, where he served on the editorial staff of the Syracuse Law Review. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post and in online journals. 

Praise for The Confidante

“What The Confidante provides, with cinematic color and encyclopedic clarity, is a resurrection.”
The Wall Street Journal