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History HiJinks Book Club: The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, by Jill Lepore

Monday, November 3, 2014

7:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Mon, 2014-11-03 19:00 - 20:15

Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

Telling the story of what may have been the bitterest of American conflicts, and its reverberations over the centuries, Lepore enables us to see how the ways in which we remember past events are as important in their effect on our history as were the events themselves.

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale in 1995. Her first book, "The Name of War," won the Bancroft Prize; her 2005 book, "New York Burning," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2008 she published "Blindspot," a mock eighteenth-century novel, jointly written with Jane Kamensky. Lepore's most recent book, "The Whites of Their Eyes," is a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. 

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