The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to sponsor a book signing by Curt Smith, author of  George H. W. Bush: Character at the Core (Potomac Books, 2014) on Thursday, December 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at AHI’s headquarters, 21 W. Park Row, Clinton, New York. The event is open to the public; refreshments will be served; and books for signing will be available at a discounted price.

A 1973 graduate of SUNY-Geneseo, Mr. Smith is an acclaimed columnist, award-winning radio commentator and host, and author.  In the 1970s he served as director of communications and press relations at Hamilton College. He joined the administration of George H. W. Bush in 1989. In 1992 Mr. Smith lectured at the Smithsonian Institution and then turned to radio and television. From 1994 to 1996 he hosted the Midday Milwaukee talk show on radio station WISN. He also hosted WROC-TV’s Perfectly Clear program from 2000 to 2002 and a 1997-2002 series on the Fox Empire Sports Network. From 2002 to 2012, Smith hosted the weekly National Public Radio affiliate series Perspectives on the National Public Radio affiliates WXXI 1370 AM and WXXX 91.5 FM in Rochester, New York.

Smith currently analyzes politics for Rochester’s CBS and TIME-Warner TV affiliates, appears frequently on radio’s syndicated Beyond the Beltway, and lectures at the University of Rochester. An enthusiast of sports as well as politics, he has published 12 books, including 2012’s Mercy! A Celebration of Fenway Park’s Centennial Told Through Red Sox Radio and TV.