Fort Greene Store:
Monday, June 24, 7:30 PM
Clay Risen presents The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century
In conversation with Amanda Foreman
Deputy editor for The New York Times and Greenlight neighbor Clay Risen (author of The Bill of the Century and A Nation On Fire) paints a vivid portrait of Teddy Roosevelt and his famous Rough Riders in his newest work, The Crowded Hour. Diving deep into the lives of Roosevelt and his regiment through diaries, letters, and memoirs, Risen brings this short yet hugely influential moment in America’s history into contemporary light, and illustrates their effect not just on the Spanish-American War but on America’s standing in the world thereafter. This fast-paced tale of Roosevelt in all his Rough Rider glory captures a picture of an America on the brink of new global dominance. Fellow historian and award-winning author Dr. Amanda Foreman joins Risen at Greenlight to discuss this fascinating history.