Maine Reporter Speaks at Bowdoin about New Bio of Sen. Mitchell ’54

Doug Rooks, left, at a book signing at Hawthorne-Longfellow Library

Doug Rooks, left, at a book signing at Hawthorne-Longfellow Library

Doug Rooks recently stopped by the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library to give a talk about his new biography of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who graduated from Bowdoin in 1954.

The third floor of the library, where Rooks spoke Wednesday afternoon, was an appropriate venue. To research Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible, Rooks spent many hours in the archives here, which are named for Mitchell, and which hold many of Mitchell’s papers, as well as more than 300 oral interviews about him. Read more about Rooks’s new biography.

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