Authors Series Takes the Stage at Edgehill

Edgehill residents are enjoying visits by experts on topics like the invention of the COVID-19 vaccine, Bernie Madoff’s notorious Ponzi scheme and the history of hate speech as part of a new authors series launched in August.
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Edgehill has added to its cultural and educational offerings through a collaboration with the Greenwich Retired Men’s Association (RMA) to bring visiting authors to our community each month.

The first speaker was Gregory Zuckerman, a 20-year veteran writer at the Wall Street Journal, who visited the community on August 24th to talk about his book, “A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine.”

The book talks about the small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives who acted to save civilization when the world’s biggest drug and vaccine makers were slow to react to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next up: "Madoff Talks"

September’s visiting author is scheduled to be Jim Campbell, host of the nationally syndicated radio program “Business Talk with Jim Campbell.”

For his book “Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History,” Campbell communicated with Madoff in prison and had the first—and likely only—interview with Madoff’s wife, Ruth. His book is an insider account of Madoff’s long-running fraud, which landed him in prison in 2009.

Communicating with white collar criminals is somewhat of a forte for Campbell, who also snagged the first extensive interview with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer after his resignation and the first interview with Denis Kozlowski after the former Tyco CEO’s release from prison.

Free expression, democracy and equality in America

In October, Allison Kibler will explore the relationship between free expression, democracy and equality in America. Her book, “The Long History of Hate Speech,” explores the Irish, Jewish and African American campaigns against racial ridicule in the early 20th century.

The Greenwich RMA has many members who are now Edgehill residents, and they have begun an RMA chapter at our community. We are grateful to the association for helping us secure these renowned authors for our series.