Stewart has written many bestselling books, including DisneyWar: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom (2006), Blood Sport: The President and His Adversaries (1997), Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story of a Doctor Who Got Away with Murder (2000), and Den of Thieves (1992). He is in California for the San Fransisco opening of the opera based on his book, Heart of a Soldier (2003), which TIME magazine honored as the best book about 9/11. Stewarts most recent book, Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff was released in April 2011 and examines, through the cases of some of the countrys highest-profile perjurers, how this epidemic in the economic and financial spheres corrodes societys trust and public opinion. His talk on Leadership and Ethics promises to be similarly interesting and timely.
Stewarts visit to the Athenaeum is co-sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, the Lowe Institute of Political Economy, and the Athenaeum.