SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Jane Mayer, author of The New York Times best-seller, “Dark Money, The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” will discuss her book in a program co-sponsored by the Scarsdale Public Library and the League of Women Voters at the library on Thursday, April 7.
The book, called an “impressively reported and well-documented work” in a page one review in the "Times Sunday Book Review," chronicles how the Koch Brothers and other super- wealthy donors deployed their money to change American politics.
The program is in keeping the with league’s focus this year on Money in Politics. The session will be facilitated by Nancy Zachary, leader of the library’s popular Nancy’s Book Group. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Mayer has been a staff writer on The New Yorker since 1995 covering politics, culture, and national security. Previously, she worked at The Wall Street Journal, where she covered the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, the Persian Gulf War in 1991, and the fall of the Berlin Wallin 1989. In 1984, she became the newspaper’s first female White House correspondent.
The program begins at 1 p.m. Registration is required at the library website, scarsdalelibrary.org . The library is at 54 Olmsted Road.