book talk


In the Arena: A Memoir of Love, War, and Politics

TimeWednesday, October 6, 2021 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall
PriceFree, but registration required.

Please join us for a conversation with former U.S. Senator and Virginia Governor Chuck Robb about his new memoir, In the Arena: A Memoir of Love, War, and Politics. Former Secretary of Education Anne Holton will join Senator Robb on stage to reflect on his extraordinary life and career.

In the Arena offers the first political memoir of the noted statesman’s extraordinary life, tracing his path from early days as an anonymous Marine to his fairytale wedding (to Lynda Bird Johnson, the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson), from night movements in Vietnam to engaging in the height of Democratic politics in the Virginia State Capitol and U.S. Senate, and from experiencing personal highs and lows to becoming a principled fighter and exemplar of today’s moderate Democrat. Full of honest reflections, the book pulls back the curtain on one of America's proven political leaders.

A book signing will follow the talk. The book is available at the Virginia Shop. For more information, contact Courtney Bryce at or 804.692.3524.

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