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Fall 2020 Events

  • September 01, 2020
  • December 31, 2020
  • Virtual Author Series, 1pm via Crowdcast

Fall 2020 Virtual Author Series

Each Virtual Event is FREE with a Paid 2020-2021 Membership

and is

Exclusive to Current Members of The Prologue Society

Current Members will be Automatically Registered

Current Members will Receive FREE Books

September 30 1pm EDT


Jon Meacham, His Truth is Marching On

In conversation with David Lawrence, Jr.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of  The Soul of America.

Read an Excerpt, Courtesy of Random House

Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer. A contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review and a contributing editor of Time magazine, he is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Hope of Glory, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, American Gospel, and Franklin and Winston. Meacham, who holds the Rogers Chair in the American Presidency at Vanderbilt University, lives in Nashville.

Photo credit: Heidi Ross

October 21 1pm EDT


H.W. Brands, The Zealot and the Emancipator

In conversation with Jim Herron

Gifted storyteller and bestselling historian H. W. Brands narrates the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin.

H.W. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written more than a dozen biographies and histories, two of which, The First American and Traitor to His Class, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

Photo credit: University of Texas

November 13 1pm EST


Thomas Ricks, First Principles

In conversation with Dabney (Bud) Park and Fred Reinhardt

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a revelatory new book about the founding fathers, examining their educations and, in particular, their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics—and how that influence would shape their ideals and the new American nation.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008 and was on the staff of the Wall Street Journal for seventeen years before that. He reported on American military operations in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, he is also the author of several books, including The Generals, The Gamble, Churchill & Orwell,andthe number-one New York Times bestseller Fiasco, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He wrote First Principles while a visiting fellow in history at Bowdoin College.

Photo credit: HarperCollins Publishers

All of our Virtual Author Series events will be held at 1:00pm via the Crowdcast platform. These will be members-only events.

How To Crowdcast


Forty-eight hours prior to each event, all current members will be automatically registered for the upcoming event and those members will receive a free book by mail after the event. (Log in to be sure we have your current mailing address on file.)

We cannot guarantee that late-joining members will be able to receive books from past 2020-2021 events.

We hope to make recordings of these virtual events available to all  members shortly after each event has closed.

We anticipate that Spring 2021 Events will be announced in November 2020.

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