David Cole conversation: ACLU event 6/15

ACLU David Cole eventMy conversation with David Cole about his new book “Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law,” sponsored by the SoCal ACLU: Wed 6/15, 7pm Ward AME Church, 1177 West 25th St. in LA.

Adam Hochschild on the Spanish Civil War:
LA Public Library ALOUD series, 4/14

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 Times Festival of Books on BookTV: 4/10/16

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.”

Stacy Schiff on the Witches of Salem:
LAPublic Library ALOUD series, 11/3

ALOUD Stacy Schiff 10-2015LISTEN HERE
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.