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Fontbonne Brings "Prince of Darkness" to St. Louis

Syndicated columnist and Fox News political commentator Robert D. Novak will discuss his book, "The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years of Reporting in Washington," during the Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club, March 19 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Sunset Country Club, 9555 S. Geyer Rd.

The event is free but reservations are required. Call 314-444-1827 or e-mail cwbrennan@cbs.com, leave your name and phone number and reference the book club to reserve a spot today. For more information, go to www.fontbonne.edu/bookclub.

In this memoir, Novak reveals political chaos, crisis and characters of the last century. He recounts his remarkable life and career in Washington and takes readers on a journey through the backrooms of the nation's power players. He opens his reporter's notebook to discuss his backseat discussion with President John F. Kennedy, his unusual relationship with Lyndon Johnson, an off-the-record lunch with Ronald Reagan, his first meetings with George W. Bush, interviews of Watergate figures and storied encounters with Bill Clinton. He also gives a full account of the Valerie Plame/CIA leak incident that sparked an investigation that has been the talk of Washington for the last several years.

Novak currently writes "Inside Report," one of the longest-running syndicated columns in the nation, and the "Evans-Novak Political Report," which he began in the 1960s with the late Rowland Evans. Now a Fox News contributor, he spent 25 years as a political commentator for CNN. Novak is the author or coauthor of five other books. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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