Image - Talmage Boston and his book cover
San Francisco

Talmage Boston: How the Best Did It

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Join us in-person to hear Talmage Boston’s explanations of how the leadership traits of America’s eight greatest presidents could (or at least should) be implemented by our current political leaders.

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagan are Boston’s choices for his reflections on successful political leadership, generating unusual insights due to his merger of history with leadership lessons for our time.

MLF Organizer
George Hammond

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This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

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Thu, Apr 25 / 5:30 PM PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Image - Talmage Boston

Talmage Boston

Attorney; Historian; Author, How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons from our Top Presidents

Image - George Hammond

In Conversation with George Hammond

Author, Conversations With Socrates


5 p.m. doors open & check-in
5:30–6:30 p.m program
6:30 p.m. book signing
(all times Pacific Time)


$10 members
$20 nonmembers
$42 members with a book
$52 nonmembers with a book
Free for Leadership Circle members and students (no book)