Silent Spring Revolution: A Conversation with Douglas Brinkley


Wednesday, October 26, 2022    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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About the event:

In his newest book New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley chronicles the rise of environmental activism during the Long Sixties, telling a highly charged story of an indomitable generation that quite literally saved the natural world under the leadership of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Join us to learn more about Silent Spring Revolution and Brinkley’s discoveries during the writing process. There will be a live audience Q&A.  

About Douglas Brinkley:

Douglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, a CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He has received seven honorary doctorates in American Studies.  He works in many capacities in the world of public history, including for boards, museums, colleges and historical societies.  Six of his books were named New York Times “Notable Books of the Year” and seven became New York Times bestsellers. Read more here. 

Join us via Zoom Wednesday, October 26, 2022  7:00-8:00pm EDT.

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