University at Albany
Albany, NY
Plymouth Notch (Courtesy: Dann Hall)
Calvin Coolidge
State Historic Site
David Pietrusza at the FDR Library & Museum
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential  Library
David Pietrusza at the JFK Library
John F. Kennedy
Presidential Library,
Boston, MA
The Sixth Floor Museum,
Dallas, TX
The National Press Club,
Washington, DC
The Harry S. Truman
Presidential Library & Museum
Independence, MO
David Pietrusza autographing a copy of 1920
(Courtesy: Amsterdam Daily Recorder)
New York, New York
Amity Shlaes and David Pietrusza
JFK Presidential Library
Boston, MA
Courtesy: The McConnell Center
Louisville, KY
At the National Automobile Museum 2012
National Automobile Museum,
Reno, NV
At the National Automobile Museum 2012
At the National Automobile Museum 2012
Ted Williams and David Pietrusza at
the Ted Williams Museum,
Hernando Florida
(Courtesy Bill Nowlin)
David Pietrusza presents the 2001 Ted Williams NL Rookie of the Year Award to Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal. Looking on are (left to right): Nomar Garciaparra, Jim Rice, Mark Quinn, and Dave Winfield.
Ted Williams NL Rookie of the Year
Award to Atlanta Braves shortstop
Rafael Furcal. Looking  (left to
right): Nomar Garciaparra, Dave
Winfield.
David Pietrusza at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, May 10, 2013
Plymouth Notch, VT
Coolidge Homestead
Plymouth Notch, VT
Plymouth Notch, VT
David Pietrusza Speaking at the CCMF Annual NYC Dinner November 2013
The Four Seasons
New York, New York
Commencement Address
Amsterdam, NY
Calvin Coolidge
Presidential Foundation
Concordia College
Moorhead, MN
David Pietrusza at the Colonie (NY) Town Library
William K. Sanford Public Library
Colonie, New York
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, Utah
Book Expo of America
New York, NY
Albany Public Library
Albany, NY
With John Gizzi and Susan
Haight at the West End Library
Washington, DC
Foggy Bottom West End Village
Washington, DC
At the Grant Cottage, Wilton, NY
Greater Amsterdam School District
Hall of Fame Induction
The FDR Presidential Library
& Museum, Hyde Park, NY
Interviewed by C-SPAN's Peter Slen
at the National Press Club Book Fair
With Stephen Fagin at The Sixth
Floor Museum, Dallas, TX
Accepting the 2017 IPPY Award
Silver Medal for World History
The University at Albany
 
 
 
 
 
David Pietrusza's  
Appearances
"one of our finest public speakers"
—Glenn Raucher,
West Side YMCA Writers Voice Program

"a great communicator"
—Dr. Daniele Moro
US-Italy Global Affairs Forum
Washington, DC

"Pietrusza told each [candidate'story],
embellished with the social and political
climate of the time as if he had been present,
knew the candidates personally, and
witnessed the drama first hand.  He
thoughtfully set the scene and rolled out the
events . . ."
—Author Susanne Marie Poulette

"an intellectually stimulating and well-
stated address"
—Michael Jones,
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

"excellent,  very informative,
and well received."
—Joseph Krausman,
Friends of the Albany Public Library

"Engaging, informative, and entertaining."
Lauree Ostrofsky, author & life coach

"The National Automobile Museum does a
history symposium each year based on a
decade.  In 2013 we covered the 1930s and
had two very knowledgeable and entertaining
presentations from David.  We have already
booked him for 2016 when we cover the
1960s and eagerly look forward to hearing
about the LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon presidential
campaign from this expert."
—Barbara Clark, Sr. Support Services
Manager, National Automobile Museum
2017 Appearances

May 31, 2017
The Independent Publishers Book Awards
Accepting the Silver Medal
for World History
The Copacabana
268 47th Street
New York, NY 10036

February 16, 2017
The King's College
56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Discussing the 1964 Election

January 19, 2017
The King's College
56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Discussing
1960

2016 Appearances

Thursday, November 17, 2016
The King's College
56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Discussing
1932

Wednesday, November 15, 2016-12 Noon
The Elfun Society
Hilton Garden Inn  
30 Clifton Country Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Discussing
1960

Friday, November 4, 2016-10:30 am
The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Discussing 1932

Friday, September 23, 2016
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Discussing
1932

Thursday, September 8, 2016
The King's College
56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Discussing
1920

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Spencertown Academy Festival of Books
Panel Discussion
"FDR's Legacy from the 1930s"
with Will Swift and Chris Breiseth
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
Spencertown, NY 12165

July 20-21, 2016
The Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Annual Teachers Conference
Topics: The 1920, 1948, and 1960
Presidential Elections
500 W US Hwy 24
Independence, MO 64050

June 30-July 4, 2016
Coolidge Retreat
“Citizenship, the Constitution and Immigration”
The Woodstock Inn
Woodstock, VT

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM
The Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, VT
Discussing
"Wombats & Such:
The Coolidge White House Pets"

Saturday, June 18, 2016-10 am
The Roosevelt Reading Festival
Discussing
1932
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538

Monday, May 23, 2016
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Discussing 1960

Thursday, April 28, 2016
The National Automobile Museum
1960s History Symposium
10 South Lake Avenue
Reno, NV 89501-1558
Discussing
1960

April 11, 2016
Southington Library & Museum
255 Main Street
Southington, CT 06489
Discussing
1920

February 23, 2016
Friends of the Albany Public Library
The Albany Public Library
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Discussing 1932

January 28, 2016
The King's College
Discussing "1932"
The King's College
56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

January 26, 2016-12 Noon
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL)
Retirement Club
The Water's Edge-The Lighthouse
2 Freeman's Bridge Road
Scotia, NY 12302
Discussing
1932.

2015 Appearances

Saturday, December 12, 2015
The Open Door Bookstore
128 Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Signing
1932

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -5:30 PM
National Press Club's 38th Annual Book Fair
529 14th St. NW-Ballroom/Holeman Lounge
Washington, DC 20045
Signing 1932

Tuesday, November 3, 2015-6:30 PM
Discussing 1932
Mid-Manhattan Public Library
455 5th Avenue (at E. 40th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Wednesday, October 21, 2015-7:30PM
"The 2016 Election:
A Historical Perspective"
The University at Albany
Education Building - Room 115
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY

Tuesday, October 20, 2015-7 PM
Discussing
1932
Cooperstown Village Library
22 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -6PM
The Saratoga Springs History Museum
Discussing 1932
Canfield Casino in Congress Park
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Thursday, October 15, 2015-12 Noon
Discussing 1932
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Wednesday, October 7, 2015-7PM
Discussing
1932
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Greater Amsterdam School District
High School Homecoming
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Friday, September 25, 2015-6 PM
Greater Amsterdam School District
Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
Perthshire
112 Perthshire Drive
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Saturday, August 8, 2015  
Reading of Calvin Coolidge' Remarks at the
Dedication of the U.S. Grant Monument
Grant Cottage
1000 Mount McGregor Road
Wilton, NY 12831

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 7 PM
Foggy Bottom West End Village
The Community Room
The Columbia Residences Condominium
2425 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

May 29, 2015 - 10 AM
Book Expo of America (BEA)
In Conjunction with "
1932"
The Javits Center
New York, NY

May 27, 2015
Jewish Book Council
In Conjunction with "
1932"
Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion
1 West 4h Street
New York, NY

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:15 PM
Discussing "
1960"
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:30 PM
"2016:
A Discussion of Candidates, Policy and Politics"
The University at Albany
Education Building - Room 125
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY

April 16-17, 2015
Social Science Symposium for Educators:
"The 1920s: The First Modern Decade"
Salt Lake Community College
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 S. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123

Sunday, April 12, 2015-3 PM
Talk on "
Rothstein"
Troy Public Library
100 2nd Street
Troy, NY 12180

Wednesday, March 18, 2015-7 PM
Discussing 1920
and "The Writer's Art"
Sponsored by the
Clifton Park
Community Arts and Culture Commission
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Thursday, March 12, 2015-6 PM
Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

Monday, March 9, 2015
Discussing Calvin Coolidge
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513
Via Skype

Tuesday, February 16, 2014
"Front Runners and Dark Horses 2016:
A Historian's Perspective"
US-Italy Global Affairs Forum
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Discussing
"1932"
The King's College
56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

Sunday, January 25, 2015-3 PM
Talk on the 1920s
Troy Public Library
100 2nd Street
Troy, NY 12180

2014 Public Appearances

Monday, November 24, 2014
Panel Discussion
US-Italy Global Affairs Forum
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Monday, November 3, 2014
Calvin Coolidge & the 1924 Presidential Election
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

September 11, 2014
"9:11: Where were you?
A call for all to reflect on that tragic day"
Centrum, Knutson Campus Center
Concordia College
901 8th Street South
Moorhead, Minnesota 56562

August 2, 2014
91st Anniversary
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Swearing In
Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, Vermont

August 1, 2014
Debate Judge
Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation
High School Debates
Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, Vermont

August 1, 2014
"The 1924 Presidential Election"
with author Garland S. Tucker III
Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, Vermont

July 16, 2014 - 7 PM
Historic Amsterdam League
Amsterdam City Hall
161 Church Street
Amsterdam, New York 12010

July 4, 2014
Public Reading of Calvin Coolidge's
"Autobiography"
with Amity Shlaes, Rich Lowry, Jim Cooke, Seth
Lipsky, James Ottaway, Jr., and George H. Nash
Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, Vermont

June 28, 2014
Commencement Address
Amsterdam High School
Amsterdam, New York

April 6, 2014
Lorenzo Cultural Center
Macomb County Community College
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, Michigan 48038-1139
Discussing
1920

2013 Public Appearances

November 12, 2013
Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation
First Annual New York Dinner
Paul Volcker Featured Speaker
Also Featuring Larry Kudlow and Steve Forbes
The Four Seasons
99 East 52nd Street
New York, New York

August 3, 2013
90th Anniversary
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Swearing In
Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, Vermont

August 2, 2013
Debate Judge
George W. Bush Institute/
Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation
High School Debate Regional Finals
Plymouth Notch, Vermont

July 27, 2013
2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
Reading Room B
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York
Discussing
1920

June 15, 2013
Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, Vermont
Discussing Grace Coolidge: First Lady of Baseball

May 10, 2013 10:30AM
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, New York
Discussing "Calvin Coolidge: A Documentary
Biography"

April 20, 2013
The National Automobile Museum
Annual History Symposium:
The 1930s: Bread Lines to Production Lines
10 South Lake Avenue
Reno, NV 89501-1558
Discussing the 1932 Election

2012 Public Appearances

November 11, 2012
Schenectady County Historical Society
32 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, New York 12305
Discussing "1960"

October 25, 2012
Nassau Free Library
18 Church Street
Nassau, New York
Discussing 1948

October 1, 2012 - 6 PM
The McConnell Center
The University of Louisville
The Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium
Louisville, Kentucky
“Rethinking the 2012 Election:
Is Obama Following the Harry Truman Model?”

August 1, 2012
Congregation Beth Chaim
Summer Reading Series
329 Village Road East
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Discussing
Rothstein
(Via Skype)

May 15, 2012 - 12:15 PM
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York
Discussing
1948

May 5, 2012
Fulton County Sports Hall of Fame Dinner
Induction of Jack McKeon et al
Johnstown Moose Club
109 S. Comrie Avenue
Johnstown, New York

April 25, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Voorheesville Public Library
51 School Street
Voorheesville, New York
Discussing
1948

April 10, 2012
Schenectady County Public Library - Scotia Branch
14 Mohawk Avenue
Scotia, New York
Discussing
Rothstein

March 31, 2012
The National Automobile Museum
10 South Lake Avenue
Reno, Nevada
Discussing 1920 and Rothstein

Saturday, March 18, 2012
Schenectady County Historical Society
Mabee Farm Historic Site
1080 Main Street (Route 5S)
Rotterdam Junction, New York
Discussing
1948

January 4, 2012
Mid-Manhattan Branch, New York Public Library
455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th St.) New York, NY
Discussing Rothstein

2011 Public Appearances
December 16, 2011
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY
Discussing 1948
(watch on C-SPAN)
(behind the scenes)

October 15, 2011
Fall Festival
The University at Albany
1400 Western Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Discussing 1948

September 24, 2011
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY
Book Fair/Reading

April 30, 2011
University at Albany Alumni Association Gala
Dinner
Crowne Plaza Hotel, State Street, Albany, NY

April 13, 2011
Mater Christi Parish Center
Hurst Street
Albany, NY
Discussing 1948

April 11, 2011
Stony Brook University
Student Activity Center
Stony Brook, NY

March 21, 2011
Saratoga 9-12
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY
Speaking on 1920

2010 Public Appearances

November 13, 2010
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation
Holmdel, New Jersey
Discussing "1960"

November 8, 2010
Voorheesville Public Library
51 School Street
Voorheesville, New York
Discussing "1960"

October 9, 2010
Fall Festival
The University at Albany
1400 Western Avenue
Albany, New York 12222

October 7, 2010
"Straight Talk"—Calvin Coolidge Symposium
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Boston, MA

September 23, 2010
50th Anniversary of the 1960
Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debates
William K. Sanford Town Library
Colonie, New York

September 17, 2010
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY
Discussing Silent Cal's Almanack

May 15, 2010
Millbrook Book Festival
Millbrook, NY
Speaking on "
1920: The Year of the Six Presidents"

April 21, 2010
Mater Christi Parish
400 Hopewell Street
Albany, NY
Speaking on "
1960: LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon"

April 10, 2010
Empire State Book Festival
Sponsored by the New York State Library
Association
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY
"Meet & Greet"

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Empire State Book Festival
Sponsored by the New York State Library
Association
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY
Historians Panel with Paul Grondahl,
Hannah Pakula and James McGrath Morris.

April 8, 2010
William K. Sanford Town Library
Colonie, NY (view C-Span video)
Discussing
Silent Cal's Almanack


2009 Public Appearances

October 10, 2009
"Graw Days" Festival
Havre de Grace, MD
Discussing Rothstein

June 13, 2009
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road, Clifton Park
New York Book Fair
Clifton Park, NY

January 15, 2009
William K. Sanford Town Library
Colonie, NY
Discussing 1960

2008 Public Appearances

June 14, 2008
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Book Fair
Clifton Park, NY

September 13, 2008
Amsterdam Free Library
28 Church Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Speaking on 1960

September 17, 2008
The Sixth Floor Museum
at Dealey Plaza
Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Speaking on
1960

September 26, 2008
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY
Speaking on 1960

September 29, 2008
Waterford Public Library
117 3rd Street
Waterford, NY 12188
Speaking on 1960

October 29, 2008
Hudson Valley Community College
Voices: A Library Lecture Series
Troy, NY
Speaking on
1960

November 1, 2008
Open Door Bookstore
128 Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Book Signing-
1960

November 18, 2008
National Press Club Book Fair
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Book Signing 1960

November 23, 2008
Lift Bridge Book Shop
(via telephone)
Brockport, NY
Discussing 1960 and 1920

2007 Public Appearances

April 2, 2007
Calvin Coolidge Presidential
Library and Museum
Forbes Library
Northampton, MA
Speaking on 1920

April 18, 2007
Higher Grounds Caffe
Saratoga Public Library
Saratoga Springs, NY
Speaking on 1920

Aprl 21, 2007
Amsterdam Free Library
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Speaking on 1920

May 11, 2007, 8 PM
West Side YMCA
5 W. 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
212-875-4124
Speaking on 1920

May 14, 2007
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY
Speaking on 1920

May 16, 2007
Scotia Branch
Schenectady County Public Libary
14 Mohawk Avenue
Scotia, NY
518-386-2247
Speaking on 1920

August 16, 2007
Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, Vermont
Speaking on 1920

2004 Public Appearances

January 9, 2004, 7 PM
West Side YMCA
5 W. 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
212-875-4124
Speaking on Rothstein
212-415-5500

March 6, 2004, 3:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
402 Balltown Road
Niskayuna, NY 12304
518-377-1185

March 12, 2004
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-371-8622

April 12, 2004
The Scarab Club
Detroit Writer's Voice
217 Farnsworth
Detroit, MI 48213
313-267-5300 ext. 338

April 30, 2004, 7 PM
The West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023

May 1, 2004
Rothstein's Times Square
Walking Tour of Times Square
New York, New York
10-12 AM
Sunflower Tours

2003 Public Appearances

March 31, 2003
Schenectady County
Chamber of Commerce
Speaking on Ted Williams
Glenville, NY

April 12, 2003
Amsterdam Free Library
Amsterdam, NY 12010

June 6, 2003
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Speaking on Ted Williams
Bullpen Theater
Cooperstown, NY

October 11, 2003, 11:30 AM
World Series Centennial Celebration
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Author Panel with Roger Abrams
Cooperstown, NY

November 6, 2003
Speaking on Rothstein
Westchester Baseball Group
Barnes & Noble
2614 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701

November 15, 2003
Speaking on Rothstein
Borders Books, Music & Cafe
395 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

November 18, 2003
Schenectady County Public Library
Speaking on Rothstein
McChesney Room
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY

December 4, 2003
Schenectady Old Time
Baseball Association
Speaking on Rothstein
Center Stage Deli
2678 Hamburg Street
Rotterdam, NYJune 30 to July 4i