Sarah Morgenthau interviews Andrew Meier about his book, Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty, a New York Times Editors’ Choice which follows the epic and intimate portrait of four generations of the Morgenthau family, a dynasty of power brokers and public officials with an outsize—and previously unmapped—influence shaping the American Century and daily life in New York City, including the Museum’s own Robert M. Morgenthau Wing.
Meier will sign copies of Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty, which will be available for purchase at the event.
Andrew Meier is the author of Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty and Black Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall and The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin’s Secret Service.A former Moscow correspondent for Time, he has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, among numerous other publications, for more than two decades. His work has been recognized with fellowships from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library and the Leon Levy Center for Biography, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Sarah Morgenthau, an attorney and policy expert, recently ran for U.S. Congress in Rhode Island’s Second District. Prior to the campaign, Morgenthau served in the Biden Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary heading up National Travel and Tourism at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She previously served in the Obama administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where she ran the Private Sector Office. Earlier in the Obama administration, she headed Peace Corps Response. Morgenthau is the niece of legendary former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau and the daughter of Henry Morgenthau III and Ruth Schachter Morgenthau, a Holocaust refugee who fled Vienna, Austria on December 31, 1938. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Law School.