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Abilene, Kan. - The next Lunch & Learn program is Thursday, September 24 at noon central time. The virtual program will begin right at noon, so please sign in 10 minutes early.

Author James Worthen will discuss his newly released book George Humphrey, Charles Wilson and Eisenhower's War on Spending. This book provides the first detailed examination of how two of the country's richest businessmen--Humphrey and Wilson--helped shape Eisenhower's domestic policies and priorities. Persuasive and charming, Treasury Secretary Humphrey was obsessed with cutting spending. Defense Secretary Wilson--whose departmental funding comprised most of the federal budget--bore the brunt of Humphrey's anti-spending campaign, while struggling to master his brief and control the restive military bureaucracy.

Worthen is a former senior executive and Russian affairs specialist at the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. He has degrees from Occidental College in Los Angeles, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

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Telephone: 617-675-4444‬ (PIN: ‪511 045 556 7306#)
[Please join 10 minutes early so the program may begin on time.]

The 2020 Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation and the Union Pacific Foundation.

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