The Hudson Library will host a live virtual streaming event with Clay Risen, author of The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m.
The Crowded Hour tells the dramatic story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century. The New York Times Book Review calls the book “Fast-paced, carefully researched…Risen is a gifted storyteller who brings context to the chaos of war. The Crowded Hour feels like the best type of war reporting — told with a clarity that takes nothing away from the horrors of the battlefield.” This program is sponsored by the Hudson Library’s Captain Lewis W. Walker Historical Endowment.
Risen is the deputy op-ed editor at The New York Times and the author of Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland and the bestselling, American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit. A graduate of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and the University of Chicago, he grew up in Nashville and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two young children.
Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, please email the Hudson Library at email@example.com or leave a message at 330.653.6658 x1010. To register, please click here.
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