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CEO Tyler Nottberg Interviews Author David Von Drehle on C-SPAN about “The Book of Charlie” and Living a Resilient Life

Jun 26, 2023

U.S. Engineering

U.S. Engineering CEO Tyler Nottberg recently conducted an interview with renowned author David Von Drehle. Airing on C-SPAN2, the interview celebrated the official launch of Von Drehle’s latest book, The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man.

In the interview, Nottberg and Von Drehle discussed the extraordinary life of Charlie White, the centenarian who inspired the book, highlighting his triumphs and challenges. Through that lens, the two engaged in a thought-provoking conversation, exploring the resilience of the United States, the evolution of his hometown Kansas City and the pursuit of a good, meaningful life.

Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and the Truman Library Institute, the interview is available on C-SPAN’s website.

Vivien Jennings, founder & president of Rainy Day Books, praised Von Drehle’s work: “In The Book of Charlie, David Von Drehle shares with us the gifts he received from his friendship with his neighbor Charlie White, an ordinary man who lived an extraordinary life across the last century.  Charlie found adventure and resilience in times of change and upheaval, and in pursuit of a better life in a better world.  Charlie had me with ‘Let it go’ and his personal reminders of human wisdom over centuries continue to inspire me to take time to think, to reflect, to learn, to dream, to smile, to laugh, to play, to love, and to savor and be grateful for the special moments.  I agree with Charlie, it’s the JOY that matters.”

U.S. Engineering, a 130-year-old mechanical contractor headquartered in Kansas City, is committed to investing in the community and fostering intellectual dialogue, empowering individuals to engage with transformative ideas and stories.

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