The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
The Mathew “Mike” Gladstein Lecture in Biography
Samuel Adams was called, “the most elegant writer, the most sagacious politician, and celebrated patriot” by John Adams, his second cousin, and was applauded by other colleagues such as Thomas Jefferson. Why, in spite of his celebrated status among America’s founding fathers, has Samuel Adams’s life and achievements been largely overshadowed in history books? Historian Stacy Schiff examines his transformation from the listless, failing son of a wealthy family into the tireless, silver-tongued revolutionary who rallied the likes of John Hancock and John Adams behind him.
Stacy Schiff is a celebrated author of biographical scholarship, garnering such awards as the Pulitzer Prize and George Washington Book Prize for her work. Her new book is The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams. Joseph J. Ellis (moderator) is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of eleven books and one of the nation’s leading scholars of American Revolutionary history.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
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