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12:00 pm

The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

March 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Boston Athenaeum welcomes STEVEN KINZER for a discussion on his newest book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire. Acclaimed journalist Kinzer will discuss the domestic clamor over America’s imperial ventures at the dawn of the 20th century. After a century of continental expansion, the United States came upon

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7:00 pm

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé: A Night of Poetry

March 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Brookline Booksmith welcomes MORGAN PARKER, author of the poetry collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce.  for Unrelentingly feminist, tender, ruthless, and sequined, Parker’s poems are an altar to the complexities of black American womanhood in a time of war over bodies and power. They celebrate, they mourn, they command your undivided attention.

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.