Join us for a lecture by Peter Shinkle, author of Uniting America: How FDR and Henry Stimson Brought Democrats and Republicans Together to Win World War II, at the GCMF building in Lexington, Virginia, on Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.
Peter Shinkle worked for 19 years as a news reporter before bringing an investigative journalist’s eye to writing about American history.
He worked for news organizations including the Associated Press, the Baton Rouge Advocate and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He covered various beats ranging from education to the environment and the federal court system. He also wrote investigative stories on subjects ranging from improper disposal of radioactive waste to the political influence of the payday loan industry.
After leaving daily journalism in 2006, Shinkle earned an Executive MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis and worked in industrial construction and digital marketing while writing his first book, Ike’s Mystery Man. His second book is Uniting America, which tells the story of the bipartisan alliance that led America to victory in World War II.
A native of St. Louis, Shinkle graduated from the University of Virginia in 1983 with a major in Russian Language and Literature. He then worked in France as a translator of Russian and French for CNN, NBC and the US government. Shinkle later earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism in 1987.
Shinkle and his wife Meg live in Barrington, Rhode Island, and have two adult children.