After being approached by his family and with the assistance of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Berg spent the next eight and a half years researching the life of Samuel Goldwyn, which eventually culminated in Goldwyn: A Biography, published in 1989. The book became a bestseller not only did it detail the life of one of America's leading movie moguls, but it also extensively examined the American movie industry from its origin to the present. The book has also been published in Japanese, Spanish, French, and Italian editions.
Berg has lectured extensively across the United States and Great Britain. He is a member of the Author's Guild, the Writer's Guild of America, PEN Center USA West, and the Century Association. His lecture at the Athenaeum will focus on his new biography on Charles Lindberg. Berg was granted unfettered access to the Lindberg family's archives and was able to painstakingly examine the life of one of America's great 20th century icons. You are welcome to join us as we hear this renowned biographer speak about one of this country's most famous adventurers.