Non-Fiction Authors

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

Non-Fiction Authors has concluded for the 2019 season. Check back in the spring for 2020 dates.

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

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society. All events are free and open to the public. Books are available to purchase at the events from our retail partner Kinokuniya and for signing by the authors.

July 10, 2019 - August 28, 2019
Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm

See the entire Non-Fiction Authors lineup below. Visit the Reading Room for more information and programs.

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2019 Schedule

July 10 - August 28
Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm

July 10: Chris DeRose, Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America

July 17: David L. Roll, George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

July 24: Jason Stanley, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

July 31: Peter Stark, Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father
(This event will be held indoors at General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York at 20 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

August 7: Elizabeth D. Samet, The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

August 14: Brenda Wineapple, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
Interviewed by Alexander Heffner, Journalist and Host of The Open Mind on PBS

August 21: Elizabeth R. Varon, Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War

August 28: From the Wilds of New York to Worlds of the City: Bryant & Whitman, Kindred Wayfarers
With Poets Judith Baumel, Ed Foster, and Cynthia Shor; Scholars Frank Gado and Ted Widmer; and Dr. Jay Tartell
Moderated by Paul Baserman
Produced in partnership with The Friends of Cedarmere, Inc. and New-York Historical Society