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Todd S. Purdum

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Todd S. Purdum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and senior writer at Politico. He previously spent more than twenty years at The New York Times, where he served as diplomatic correspondent, White House correspondent, and Los Angeles bureau chief. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Dee Dee Myers, the political commentator and former White House press secretary, and their two children.

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  • Todd Purdum interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered

    Todd Purdum discusses 'An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964' on NPR's All Things Considered.

  • Todd Purdum interviewed on Morning Joe

    Todd Purdum discusses 'An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964' on Morning Joe.

  • Todd Purdum interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show

    Todd Purdum discusses 'An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964' on The Leonard Lopate Show.

  • Todd Purdum interviewed on Hardball with Chris Matthews

    Todd Purdum discusses 'An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964' on Hardball with Chris Matthews.

  • Todd Purdum interviewed on Andrea Mitchell Reports

    Todd Purdum dicusses 'An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964' on Andrea Mitchell Reports.

  • Todd Purdum interviewed on The Daily Rundown

    Todd Purdum discusses 'An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964' on The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd.

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    Todd Purdum interviewed on the Tavis Smiley Show

    Todd Purdum discusses 'An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964' on the Tavis Smiley Show.

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A Time of Our Choosing

Todd S. Purdum and the staff of The New York Times

The authoritative account of America’s most controversial war since Vietnam, a conflict in which “shock and awe” were not confined to the battlefield It was a war...

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A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passageIt...

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