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Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Nonfiction
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
Erica Armstrong Dunbar‘s Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge is the powerful and surprising narrative of George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave. In Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, James Forman, Jr. explains why the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America the operation designed over six decades to alter every branch of government to disempower the majority. In Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, Kevin Young traces our country’s long history of “hoaxing”—from P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump.