Pre-Conference Treat: Josh Kendall Talk at the Virginia Historical Society

BIO members in the Richmond area—and early-arriving BIO Conference attendees—are invited to hear BIO board member Josh Kendall talk about his brand-new book, First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barak Obama, on June 2 at 12 p.m. at the venerable Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.

“It’s a great way to kick off what’s going to be a spectacular BIO Conference,” said BIO President Brian Jay Jones. “Josh is a captivating speaker and his talk will cover not just the fascinating parenting practices of our presidents but also the impact of the their parental experiences on their presidencies.”

Josh Kendall’s other books include The Man Who Made Lists, a biography of the lexicographer Peter Mark Roget; America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation, a group biography of seven icons, including Thomas Jefferson, Charles Lindbergh and Estee Lauder; and The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of American Culture.

Admission is free for VHS members and Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon. Adult tickets are $6, seniors are $5 and children are $4.