[PAST EVENT] David Reynolds Lecture
October 20, 2011
6pm - 8:30pm
A leading American critic and historian, David S. Reynolds is a Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America. His earlier books include Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Washington Post's Best Book); John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights (winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Prize); Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography (winner of the Bancroft Prize and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award); and Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville (winner of the Christian Gauss Award). Professor Reynolds is a regular contributor to the "New York Times Book Review" and has been widely interviewed on TV and radio on shows such as NPR's "Fresh Air," C-SPAN's "After Words," Brian Lamb's "Book Notes" and "The Diane Rehm Show."