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American Inspiration Author Series
Scott W. Berg with The Burning of the World: The Great Chicago Fire and the War for the City’s Soul

This enthralling account of one of the most infamous calamities in history tracks the path of the Great Chicago Fire, offering an eye-opening look at its aftermath and the people and forces behind the city’s reconstruction.

American Inspiration Author Series
Peter Moore with Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Britain and the American Dream

Explore the origins of the most iconic words and concepts in American history with English historian Peter Moore. His conversation with fellow author Richard Cohen will provide a fuller understanding of our country's colonial past and current ideology. 

Moderated by Richard Cohen
American Inspiration Author Series
​​​​​​​Emily Franklin with The Lioness of Boston: A Novel

A portrait of late 19th-century Boston and one of its most daring and celebrated women, Isabella Stewart Gardner—the connoisseur and visionary collector who created an inimitable legacy in American art and transformed the city.

Moderated by Claire Messud