Yabba Fest

Book Presentation & Signing

April 28 2017, 7pm

John Barton Payne Building


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Enjoy an evening of historic proportion with Soul Food Historian Adrian Miller and Presidential Historian Doug Wead.

The event is free to the public. Space is limited. Attendees can reserve a free pass by visiting www.AllegroCSA.org.

Miller is a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law School. Following a short period of private law, Miller joined the William J. Clinton Administration as the appointed Deputy Director of the President’s Initiative for One America. After leaving the White House, Miller served as General Counselor and Director of Outreach for the Bell Policy Center. Several years later, Miller returned to public service by joining Governor Bill Ritter’s administration.

His love of the culinary world, advocacy work to end childhood hunger opened doors to become a food historian and his work has focused on soul food. His original book Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time was published in 2013 and won the James Beard Award.

Miller’s visit to Warrenton is part of his publicity tour for his newly release book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African American’s Who Have Fed Our First Families, From Washington to the Obamas.

Wead is one of the few living historians to have written about all the American presidents. From Washington to Obama, he is an expert on presidential families. His book, All the President’s Children, which covered the presidents and their families, was a New York Times bestseller. Wead has been an employee of ten presidential campaigns. He began as a writer for Ronald Reagan in 1979.

He is a regular TV commentator on everything First Family related and has been a guest throughout the election process on Fox New and CNN as well as a commentator during the national conventions.

Wead’s visit is part of his publicity tour for his newly released book Game of Thorns: The Inside Story of Hillary  Clinton’s Failed Campaign and Donald Trump’s Winning Strategy which is the first complete, detailed, historical account of the election, based on interviews with a wide range of sources, including Trump himself. His status as a presidential historian helped him gain access to sources inside Trump Tower and at Clinton HQ in Brooklyn.