Non-Fiction Authors

A lecture series on American history through the eyes of preeminent historians

History buff? Join us in the park this summer for fascinating evening talks with preeminent authors.

All events are free and open to the public. Books are available to purchase at the events from our retail partner Kinokuniya Bookstore and for signing by the authors.

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2021 Schedule

Monday, July 19

Adam Cohen, Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America

Monday, July 26

John Matteson, A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation

Monday, August 2

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present

Monday, August 9

Benjamin Carter Hett, The Nazi Menace: Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Road to War

Thursday, August 26 at 6pm *rescheduled from Monday, July 12

Harold Holzer, The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media—from the Founding Fathers to Fake News