This literary event celebrates Iceland’s rich storytelling culture with a discussion lead by Iceland’s First Lady, Eliza Reid. In addition to being first lady, Reid is also a Reykjavik-based writer and editor who co-founded the Iceland Writers Retreat, an annual gathering for published and aspiring writers. Iceland is one of the most popular destinations forFind out more »
In celebration of Women’s History Month, author and historian KATE CLIFFORD LARSON will discuss three American women who are the subjects of her critically acclaimed biographies: Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter (2015); The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln (2008); and Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of anFind out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes Virginia Tech professor A. ROGER EKIRCH—author of Bound for America, Birthright, and At Day’s Close—for a discussion of his latest book, American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution. American Sanctuary begins in 1797 with the bloodiest mutiny ever suffered by the Royal Navy. One of the mutineers, Jonathan Robbins, had made hisFind out more »
Long-time history lover? Broadway musicals have you eager to know more? Newtownville Books welcomes all for this free event. The bestselling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series RICK BEYER discusses the epic history of Hamilton and Burr’s illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry. The famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and AaronFind out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.