Featuring: Peter Cozzens, Andrew Roberts (moderator)
Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
When: Monday, March 27th, 2017 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Details: We are pleased to announce Peter Cozzens, author of The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West, as the 2016 winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society. Jointly administered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Foundation and the New-York Historical Society, this award seeks to engage public discourse in wartime studies, international relations, and diplomacy.
Peter Cozzens, in conversation with celebrated historian Andrew Roberts, discusses this year’s prizewinning book, The Earth is Weeping—illuminating the fraught story of the United State’s post-Civil War westward expansion, a project that destroyed tribal ways of life on traditional Indian land even as it made possible the emergence of the modern United States.
Peter Cozzens is the author or editor of sixteen acclaimed books on the American Civil War and the Indian Wars of the American West. Andrew Roberts (moderator), Chair of the 2016 Judging Committee for the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society, is Distinguished Lehrman Fellow at New-York Historical Society and the author or editor of 12 books.
Join us from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm for an intimate reception with Peter Cozzens before historian Andrew Roberts interviews him about his book The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West.
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