Six months ago “The Race Underground” was published by St. Martin’s Press. Amazon named it a “Best Book of the Month”, “The New York Times” and “The Economist” had really kind things to say, and I got to sit in front of 300 people with Mike Dukakis. How cool is that? It was more than 5 years of research and writing and so I am in no hurry to stop sharing the amazing story of how America’s first two subways were built after years of contentious debate. I’m thrilled to see so many great reviews on Amazon and to hear so much feedback from random readers around the country. This fall I’ll be out there, from Arlington to Boston to Newton to Newport, R.I. to Brandeis University to Framingham and to Boston again for the annual Boston Book Festival to Regis College in Weston to my old hometown in Barrington, R.I.
Here is a more detailed list (click on “Events” above for more info), thanks for sharing and please spread the word, especially if you know anyone in the area of these events who might be interested in talking subways, inventors, American history, and the great Gilded Age.
September 3 in the evening at the Arlington Robbins Library.
September 10 at noon at the wonderful Boston Athenaeum
September 11 for a lunchtime talk at Brandeis for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute:
September 18, 8 p.m., Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts at Union Church in Waban.
October 1, Framingham Public Library, with Framingham State College, 7 p.m.
October 9 at the Newport mansion, The Elms, 6 p.m., for the Preservation Society of Newport County.
October 25 at the Boston Book Festival.
November 4, Regis College in Weston, for a lunchtime talk.
December 6 at the Barrington Public Library