Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival

Presentation

  • Understanding Our World
    Saturday, September 1
    4:50 pm - 5:35 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

An emeritus professor of history at Brown University, Gordon S. Wood is the author of “Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787,” which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and “The Radicalism of the American Revolution,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for history and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize in 1993. “The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin" was awarded the Julia Ward Howe Prize by the Boston Authors Club in 2005. He has since written several critically acclaimed and widely read histories, including "Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different" and "The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History." His new book is “Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson” (Penguin).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Gordon S. Wood

Photo by Peter Goldberg