Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Date(s) - 10/11/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Thu, October 11, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, discusses his majestic new dual biography of two of America’s most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course.

Arguably no relationship in this country’s history carries as much freight as that of John Adams of Massachusetts and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Gordon Wood has more than done justice to these entwined lives and their meaning; he has written a magnificent new addition to America’s collective story.

After his talk, Dr. Wood will sign copies of Friends Divided, which will be available for purchase.

Gordon S. Wood is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. His works have won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize in History and the Bancroft Prize, and he was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Obama in 2011.

Cosponsored with the Jack Miller Center, as part of a series of four programs on Thomas Jefferson.