NOVEMBER 10:, St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Historical Society History Forum, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd, Lectures at 10am and 2pm
DECEMBER 5:, Washington, DC
Author lunch, Metropolitan Club, 1700 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
APRIL 17: America’s Great Debate published.
APRIL 19: Washington, DC
Bordewich delivers National Book Week Talk on America’s Great Debate, sponsored by the U.S. Senate Library. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Capitol Hill, Room 562. 12:00-1:00pm. Open to the public.
MAY 4: Washington, DC
U.S. Capitol Historical Society conference on the Civil War. Dirksen Senate Office Building, Capitol Hill, Room G50. The title of the free all-day symposium, 9am to 5pm, is "Creating an Army to Preserve the Nation." It is free to the public.
Bordewich will speak on The Radicals' War: How the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War Tried to Shape the Course of the Civil War. Never in American history before or since did a congressional committee seek so much control over the conduct of a war. The Joint Committee was a perennial thorn in Abraham Lincoln's side, seeking to exert direct influence on strategy, and on the hiring and firing of generals. Its critics, not without reason, accused the leading members of the committee of radical political bias, and interference in military affairs. However, the committee's pressure did much to incorporate the goals of abolition and recognition of African Americans' rights into the war effort, and beyond the war into the Reconstruction era. For more information: www.uschs.org
MAY 19: Wall St Journal
How the West Was Really Won: The Homestead Act, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend, offered free land to men and women willing to farm it. The law helped America become an economic superpower.
Online interview at From Slavery to Freedom on WebTalk Radio with Tom Calarco.
JUNE 23: Bel Air, MD
Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Ave., Bel Air, MD. Bordewich will speak on America’s Great Debate, and Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America. Time TBA. For more information: www.HCPLonline.info or (410) 638-3151.
JULY 18: New York, NY
Bordewich speaks on America's Great Debate as part of the "Bryant Park Reading Room" writers' series, on Wednesday July 18th, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Bryant Park, West 42nd Street between 5th Avenue and Ave. of the Americas, New York City.
SEPTEMBER 22-23: Washington, DC
National Book Festival on the Mall. Sponsored by the Library of Congress and The Washington Post. Bordewich will speak in the History Pavilion from 3:30-4:15pm, on America’s Great Debate. Book signing 4:40-5:30pm. For more information: www.loc.gov/bookfest
SEPTEMBER 22: Washington, DC
Literary New York Comes to D.C. Sponsored by the Empire State Center for the Book. Army Navy Club, 901 17th St., NW. Open reception 6:00-8:00 pm
SEPTEMBER 27: Fairfax, VA
Fall for the Book Festival, George Mason University, Reading 7:30pm
OCTOBER 4:, New York City
University Club, 1 West 54th St, Reception and dinner, 5:30-7:30pm
OCTOBER 12: Nashville, Tennessee
Southern Festival of Books, War Memorial Plaza, Nashville. 1:30 pm, Friday October 12th
Bordewich is represented by Elyse Cheney, who may be contacted at:
Elyse Cheney Literary Associates,
78 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Telephone: (212) 277-8007 | email: Elyse Cheney.
Photo Jack Barschi