Nathaniel Philbrick spoke about his book, Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
One of our foremost historians, Philbrick is also a powerful storyteller. In his new book the author of the bestselling Mayflower takes us back to the tense summer of 1775, when a series of incidents between British soldiers and colonists made it clear that full-scale battle was imminent. Violence at Lexington and Concord soon led to the legendary Battle of Bunker Hill—the bloodiest firefight of the Revolution.
David Helvarg is interviewed about his book,The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair With The Sea, at Politics & Prose on on Friday, March 22, 2013. Helvarg is introduced by author, lawyer, and consumer advocate, Ralph Nader.
In his sixth book, the award-winning journalist, producer, and president of the Blue Frontier Campaign takes readers on a tour of the California coastline. The 1,100 miles between the borders of Oregon and Tijuana are home to diverse groups of sea birds, mammals, and fish, but also face natural and man-made disasters.
Ira Katznelson spoke about his book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
In Katznelson’s telling, racism and the Jim Crow South played major roles in the shaping of the New Deal. This thorough and vivid reconsideration by the Columbia historian and author of When Affirmative Action Was White focuses on how southern legislators helped frame a new national power structure while protecting segregation in their home districts.