Events

Jill Lepore conversation: “Who is the ‘We’ in “We the People?” UC Irvine

Panel with New Yorker writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, Harvard Law Professor and MacArthur Genius Annette Gordon-Reed, Bancroft Prize winner and Princeton Professor Sean Wilentz, and local hero and LA Times columnist Gustavo Arellano.  Opening session of conference on “American Identity and the Ideal of Democracy in the 21st Century,” organized by Amy Wilentz.  Feb. 9, 2018,
more info HERE

 

 

Adam Hochschild: Conversation on the Spanish Civil War: LA Public Library ALOUD series

LISTEN to the iTunes podcast HERE
The Abraham Lincoln Brigad
e, American volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War, are legendary heroes in the fight against fascism. 
ADAM HOCHSCHILD
tells their story in his new book Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39.
Adam is an award-winning author and one of the founders of Mother Jones magazine.
LA Public Library ALOUD series, April 4, 2016

LA Times Festival of Books Panel on BookTV

BookFest 2016Watch BookTV video HERE
“Everything Connects: Building Blocks of Daily Life”

my panel this year at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC, Hancock Foundation auditorium, 1:30pm; featuring
–Jonathan Waldman, “Rust: The Longest War”;
–Edward Humes, “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation”;
–Brian Fagan, “The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History.”
4/10/16

Stacy Schiff on the Witches of Salem: LA Public Library ALOUD series

The panic began in 1692, when a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged.  I’ll be in conversation with the Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Véra, about the wild story of the Salem Witch Trials Her new book is The Witches.
LISTEN HERE  11/3/2015