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Based on the new book of the same name, Making Long Island: A History of Growth & the American Dream tells the fascinating story of the development of Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk counties) between 1920 and 1980. Between the 1920s and 1950s, Long Island served as a primary site of the pursuit of the American dream, as it was affordable homeownership for the middle class that most compellingly expressed the nation’s core mythology. Beginning in the 1960s, that dream began to dissolve, as the postwar economic engine ran out of steam and as Long Island became as much urban as suburban. Despite all its economic and social challenges, a new and improved American dream now appears to be emerging on Long Island, and the place remains one of the beautiful places on the planet.
Lawrence R. Samuel is a Miami and New York City-based cultural historian and a Long Island native. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and was a Smithsonian Institution Fellow. Larry blogs for psychologytoday.com, and his previous books include The End of the Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair (Syracuse University Press, 2007). His next book is Literacy in America: A Cultural History of the Past Century (Rowman & Littlefield, May 2024).
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Professional Development Hours: 1(.1 CEUs)
Program Recording: Yes
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Join LILRC when we welcome bestselling author Sara Paretsky to discuss her upcoming book, Pay Dirt A V.I. Warshawski Novel (William Morrow, April 2024). LILRC Members who attend are eligible to win door prize copies of the book!
Hailed by the Washington Post as “the definition of perfection in the genre,” Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the renowned V.I. Warshawski series. She is one of only four living writers to have received both the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain. She lives in Chicago.”
About Pay Dirt
“V.I. Warshawski is famous for her cool under fire, her sardonic humor, and her unflinching courage. All that changed when a case ended with a father killing the child she’d been hired to find. She’s second-guessing herself, forgetting to eat, forgetting her workout.
Her worried friends send her down to Kansas for a weekend of college basketball; Angela, one of her protegées, is a Northwestern star. And that’s when her troubles really begin.
One of Angela’s roommates disappears and V.I. agrees to stay behind to try to find her. Finding a missing person in a town where she doesn’t know anyone and has no snitches among the area’s lowlife is hard enough, but her search propels V.I. headlong into local land-use battles whose roots go back to the aftermath of the Civil War.
Today’s combatants are just as willing as the Reconstruction opponents of the 1860’s to kill to settle their differences. V.I.’s survival depends on keeping one step ahead of players in a game she doesn’t even know she’s playing.”
Professional Development Hours: 1 (0.1 CEUs)
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Join LILRC for our Hooked on Books series as we welcome New York authors to our platform to share their stories.
Long Island author, Kim Taylor, will share her book A Flag for Juneteenth. This powerful title shares a unique story of the celebration of the first Juneteenth, from the perspective of a young slave girl who lives on a plantation in Texas. Young Huldah, who is preparing to celebrate her tenth birthday, can’t possibly anticipate how much her life will change that Juneteenth morning. The story follows Huldah and her community as they process the news of their freedom and celebrate together by creating a community freedom flag.
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Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)
Program Recording: No
Join LILRC as we welcome Jonathan Eig to discuss his book, King: A Life, one of ten nominees in nonfiction for the National Book Award
“Vividly written and exhaustively researched, Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.―and the first to include recently declassified FBI files. In this revelatory new portrait of the preacher and activist who shook the world, the bestselling biographer gives us an intimate view of the courageous and often emotionally troubled human being who demanded peaceful protest for his movement but was rarely at peace with himself. He casts fresh light on the King family’s origins as well as MLK’s complex relationships with his wife, father, and fellow activists. King reveals a minister wrestling with his own human frailties and dark moods, a citizen hunted by his own government, and a man determined to fight for justice even if it proved to be a fight to the death. As he follows MLK from the classroom to the pulpit to the streets of Birmingham, Selma, and Memphis, Eig dramatically re-creates the journey of a man who recast American race relations and became our only modern-day founding father―as well as the nation’s most mourned martyr.
In this landmark biography, Eig gives us an MLK for our times: a deep thinker, a brilliant strategist, and a committed radical who led one of history’s greatest movements, and whose demands for racial and economic justice remain as urgent today as they were in his lifetime.”
Praise for King: A Life
Named one of the ten best books of 2023 by The Washington Post | Chicago Tribune | Time
A New York Times bestseller and notable book of 2023 | One of Barack Obama's favorite books of 2023
One of The New Yorker's essential reads of 2023 | A Christian Science Monitor best book of the year | One of Air Mail's twelve best books of 2023
A Washington Post and National Indie Bestseller | One of Publishers Weekly's best nonfiction books of 2023 | One of Smithsonian magazine's ten best books of 2023
“Supple, penetrating, heartstring-pulling and compulsively readable . . . Eig’s book is worthy of its subject.” ―Dwight Garner, The New York Times (Editors’ Choice)
“[King is] infused with the narrative energy of a thriller . . . The most compelling account of King’s life in a generation.” ―Mark Whitaker, The Washington Post
“No book could be more timely than Jonathan Eig’s sweeping and majestic new King . . . Eig has created 2023′s most vital tome.” ―Will Bunch, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)
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