LITERATURE FALL LECTURES 2018

  • Thursday, November 29thEleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After 1939-1962  with Blanche Wiesen Cook

“[T]he completion of Blanche Wiesen Cook’smonumental and inspirational life of Eleanor Roosevelt is a notable event. . . . Volume 3 continues the story of Eleanor’s ‘journey to greatness.’ Keeping the focus on her actions and reactions, Cook skillfully narrates the epic history of the war years.” The New York Times.  Ms. Wiesen Cook will discuss her acclaimed book. Free admission, to register please click here.

  • Thursday, December 6thVictory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II  with John Strausbaugh

In VICTORY CITY, John Strausbaugh returns to tell the story of New York City’s war years with the same richness, depth, and nuance he brought to his previous books, City of Sedition and The Village, providing readers with a groundbreaking new look into the greatest city on earth during the most transformative — and costliest — war in human history.  Free Admission. To reserve your place, please click here.

  • Tuesday, December 11Manhattan’s Little Secrets: Uncovering Mysteries in Brick and Mortar, Glass and Stone with John Tauranac

“In a cityscape that mutates as much as Manhattan’s, we sometimes don’t notice the hulking elements until they’re missing. We often overlook altogether the more opaque architectural quirks .John Tauranac, an architectural historian who teaches at NYU, rises to the challenge with Manhattan’s Little Secrets: Uncovering Mysteries in Brick and Mortar, Glass and Stone ”The New York Times.  In his program,Mr. Tauranac will explore some of these architectural secrets. Free Admission. To reserve your place, please click here.

                                                                                 All lectures start at 6.30pm unless otherwise indicated.

Admission is free to the above lectures unless otherwise indicated. Advance registration is necessary.

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.