A lecture series on American history through the eyes of preeminent authors
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
See the entire Non-Fiction Authors lineup below. Visit the Reading Room for more information and programs.
July 10 - August 28
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
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: Kindred Wayfarers: A Tribute to William Cullen Bryant & Walt Whitman
Produced in partnership with The Friends of Cedarmere, Inc. and New-York Historical Society