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1932: Author event with Scott Martelle (virtual)

Monday, December 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a moderated conversation with Scott Martelle to celebrate the release of his new book, 1932: FDR, Hoover, and the Dawn of a New America.

1932: FDR, Hoover, and the Dawn of a New America (on-sale November 28, 2023) by acclaimed writer Scott Martelle, deftly recounts this pivotal year in American history by weaving together its significant movements and actions into a stirring narrative of a nation on the cusp of a new era amid political and economic turmoil.  Interspersed with passages from American diaries as well as “newsreel” sections touching on events, this is a remarkably crafted, deeply researched and revealing glimpse into American life nearly 100 years ago. It also mirrors today’s tumultuous times, as Americans look to a presidential campaign that will directly impact the lives of millions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Scott Martelle, a veteran journalist and former member of the Los Angeles Times editorial board, is the author of six previous nonfiction books. His journalism has included presidential campaigns; postwar Kosovo; a wide range of local and regional stories; book and music reviews; longform narrative nonfiction, and opinion pieces on such divisive topics as climate change, immigration, the death penalty, and gun control. His work has also appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostSierra magazine, Los Angeles and Orange Coast magazines, and elsewhere.  Read more about his work and writing here: https://www.scottmartelle.com/

This event is co-sponsored by the Avon Library & Avon Historical Society.

This event has been changed to a virtual event; please register to receive the Zoom link.



Monday, December 4, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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