P&P Live! Joshua Prager — The Family Roe: An American Story - with Mary Ziegler

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 8:00pm

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A masterpiece of reporting on the Supreme Court’s most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart.

Despite her famous pseudonym, no one knows the truth about “Jane Roe,” Norma McCorvey (1947–2017), whose unwanted pregnancy in 1970 opened a great fracture in American life. Journalist Joshua Prager spent years with Norma, discovered her personal papers, a previously unseen trove, and witnessed her final moments. With an explosive revelation at the core of the case, he tells her full story for the first time.

Essential to our understanding of this key debate, the right to choose or the right to life, The Family Roe will change the way you think about our enduring American divide.

Joshua Prager has written for Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. A former Harvard Nieman Fellow, he is the author of The Echoing Green (a Washington Post Best Book of the Year) and lives in New Jersey.

Prager will be in conversation with Mary Ziegler, one of the world’s leading experts on the law, history, and politics of the abortion debate in the United States. She is the author of three books on social movement struggles around abortion, including the award-winning After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate. She often contributes to the Atlantic, CNN, the New York Times, PBS Newshour, and the Washington Post. Her latest book, Dollars for Life: The Anti-Abortion Movement and the Fall of the Republican Establishment, will be published in the summer of 2022.

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Washington, DC 20008
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ISBN: 9780393247718
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

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