Friday, Mar 06, 2020 2:00p -
American Ancestors and the New England Historic Genealogical Society
99 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
$12.50 - $35.00
American Inspiration is a new, thought-provoking series of talks by best-selling authors presenting books that explore themes of personal identity, families and immigration, and social and cultural history. The series launched in the Fall 2019 and will continue through 2020 with a lineup of well-known writers discussing their newest releases on a variety of fascinating topics. Additional authors, community partners, guest moderators, and “in conversation” hosts will be added to this website as announced.
From the best-selling author of Spain in Our Hearts comes the astonishing, forgotten story of one of the most charismatic radical leaders of the last century. Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia. She found a partner in James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York high society, and together joined the burgeoning Socialist Party. Over the next dozen years, they moved among the liveliest group of activists and dreamers this country has ever seen including Emma Goldman, Big Bill Haywood, Eugene V. Debs, John Reed, Margaret Sanger, Jack London, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Don’t missing hearing from this master of narrative nonfiction about this inspiring American and her circle of friends.
Adam Hochschild is the author of ten books including King Leopold's Ghost and To End All Wars, both finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Bury the Chains, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award.
The author’s illustrated presentation about Rebel Cinderella will be followed by a conversation with Judith Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive.
General Admission: USD 12.50,
General Admission with Signed Hard Cover Copy of Book: USD 35.00
Speaker: Adam Hochschild
Category: Community, Libraries