Shaping the Men That Shaped the World

Charlotte Gray

Shaping the Men That Shaped the World

Charlotte Gray

5:30pm

Friday, September 29, 2023

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

60 mins

They say behind every great man is a great woman … why then are the mothers of these great men so often relegated to the footnotes of history?

In Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons, award-winning author Charlotte Gray shines a light on the lives of Sara Delano and Jennie Jerome, two very different women who worked tirelessly to raise two of the most powerful players on the global stage of history: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.

Packed with keen social and historical insight, this dual biography paints a captivating portrait of the women who shaped the men that shaped the world as we know it.

Moderated by Emily Donaldson.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

They say behind every great man is a great woman … why then are the mothers of these great men so often relegated to the footnotes of history?

In Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons, award-winning author Charlotte Gray shines a light on the lives of Sara Delano and Jennie Jerome, two very different women who worked tirelessly to raise two of the most powerful players on the global stage of history: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.

Packed with keen social and historical insight, this dual biography paints a captivating portrait of the women who shaped the men that shaped the world as we know it.

Moderated by Emily Donaldson.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Featured Authors

Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers and the author of twelve acclaimed books of literary non-fiction, including The Promise of Canada, The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master, and the Trial That Shocked a Country, and Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike. An adjunct research professor in the department of history at Carleton University, Charlotte has received numerous awards, including the Pierre Berton Award for distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Visit her at CharlotteGray.ca

Read more about Charlotte Gray

5:30pm

Friday, September 29, 2023

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

60 mins

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

What to read

Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons: The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt by ,
TIFA 2023

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