IN-PERSON - Stacy Schiff | The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams

Wed, October 26, 2022 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: $16.50


In conversation with Tracey Matisak

Acclaimed for her “balanced, perceptive, thoroughly researched and exceptionally well written” (The New Yorker) nonfiction portraits of historical figures, Stacy Schiff won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for her biography Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), a narrative of the 52-year marriage of the legendary writer and his even more vivid wife. She is also the author of A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America; the Pulitzer Prize finalist Saint-Exupéry; Cleopatra: A Life; and The Witches: Salem, 1692. Her other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Schiff’s latest book examines Samuel Adams’ transformation from the idle son of a wealthy U.S. colonial family to one of the Revolutionary War’s significant firebrands.

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A book signing will follow the presentation.
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books 
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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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