Sunday August 04 | 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Arcadia invites you to an intimate discussion
with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner
Sunday, August 4,@ 3:00 p.m.
This is a ticketed event to be held at the
137 W. Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588
Seats are limited and cannot be reserved without payment.
To purchase tickets click the link at the bottom of this page.
Be sure to print your receipt and bring it with you—this is your ticket.
Tickets can also be purchased at Arcadia Books.
Tickets are $5.00 (non-refundable) and may be redeemed
for $5.00 off the purchase of any David Maraniss title at the event.
David Maraniss has been chronicling American life as told through sports figures (Vince Lombardi in When Pride Still Mattered, and Clemente), future presidents (Bill Clinton in First in His Class and Barack Obama: The Story), and everyday heroes (They Marched into Sunlight, Rome 1960, and Once in a Great City). With A Good American Family, he turns the lens on his own family to examine the politics of the 1950s McCarthy era with this powerfully resonant book.
A Good American Family captures a time of fear, paranoia, and injustice. It is also a powerful personal story of a son's search to understand his father and what happened to his family during the Red Scare, one of the darkest periods in American history. At the heart is the story of Maraniss's father, Elliott Maraniss, a World War II veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House of Un-American Activities Committee, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years.
A Good American Family powerfully evokes the political dysfunctions of the 1950s while connecting this important part of American history which echoes in America today.
David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post and a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism. Visit him at www.davidmaraniss.com.