Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • Understanding Our World
    Saturday, September 1
    10:00 am - 10:50 am

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Brent D. Glass is director emeritus of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. A national leader in the preservation, interpretation and promotion of history, Glass is a public historian who pioneered influential oral history and material culture studies, an author, television presence and international speaker on public memory and museum management. Today, he provides management and consulting services to museums, historical organizations and cultural institutions throughout the United States and in other countries. Between 2003 and 2013, he served as a member on the Flight 93 Memorial Advisory Commission that selected the memorial design and planned the interpretive center in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Glass is the author of “50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.” (Simon & Schuster).

Brent D. Glass

Photo by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars