On Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm, bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will be at MPC to discuss his new book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. Philbrick is the author of several groundbreaking histories, including The Heart of the Sea (which was recently made into a movie by Ron Howard). We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking and fascinating talk.
About Valiant Ambition
Valiant Ambition is a complex, controversial, and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation. The focus is on loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship of Washington and Arnold, who is an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians fatally destroy his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. As a country wary of tyrants suddenly must figure out how it should be led, Washington’s unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enables him to win the war that really matters. (source: NathanielPhilbrick.com)
About Nathaniel Philbrick
In 2000, he published the New York Times bestseller, IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction, followed by SEA OF GLORY, winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize and the Albion-Monroe Award from the National Maritime Historical Society, and MAYFLOWER, finalist for both the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History and the Los Angeles Times Book Award and winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. His writing has also appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. He has appeared on the “Today Show,” “The Morning Show,” “Dateline,” PBS’s “American Experience,” CSPAN and NPR. (source: Bookreporter.com)
Parking info and directions info are available on MPC’s parking and directions page. Hope to see you there!
Author photo by Ellen Warner