Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7PM
The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA
An evening with two of the most exciting authors on history and politics today:
Reading and Book Signing: Mason Williams: City of Ambition
“This illuminating study offers a fresh vantage from which to comprehend key features of the New Deal and the history of New York. Moving between a vibrant portrayal of persons and incisive accounts of processes, City of Ambition is written with verve and imagination.” — Ira Katznelson, author of Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
Mason Williams is currently visiting assistant professor of history and Leadership Studies at Williams College, where he teaches courses on American democracy, urban history, biography as history, and historical memory. His first book, City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York was published by W.W. Norton in May 2013; a paperback edition comes out summer 2014.
Reading and Book Signing:
Thai Jones: More Powerful Than Dynamite
“Vivid… and engrossing account of the events of 1914Mr. Jones, whose parents were fugitives from justice as members of the Weather Underground when he was born (he dedicates the book to them), has produced an engrossing account of the events of 1914, when homelessness surged, demonstrators demanded “bread or revolution” and an anarchist bomb factory exploded in Harlem.
- NYT Bookshelf