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Nathaniel Philbrick
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Nat Philbrick credit Ellen Warner

7 p.m., Friday, June 3
Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117

Presentation followed by book signing; proof of purchase of Valiant Ambition from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line at the event.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested.

Philbrick is the New York Times bestselling author of Mayflower – finalist for both the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History and the Los Angeles Times Book Awardand In The Heart of the Sea, a National Book Award winner for nonfiction and soon to be a major motion picture. His latest novel, Valiant Ambition, is an account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.

The focus of Valiant Ambition is on loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship of George Washington and Benedict Arnold. As a country wary of tyrants suddenly must figure out how it should be led, Washington’s unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enables him to win the war that really matters.

 


Author Visits

* Videos of these authors can be seen in the Emmy-nominated and award-winning HEC-TV series, Maryville Talks Books: One on One.

Maryville Talks Books is also available on iTunes.

2015-2016

Curtis Sittenfeld 5.2.16
Kwame Alexander 4.24.16
Krista Tippett 4.8.16
Robert Reich * 10.7.15
Geraldine Brooks 10.29.15
Sam Weller * 11.10.15

2014-2015

Judy Blume * 6.19.15
Erik Larson * 4.9.15
Blaine Harden * 3.31.15
George Hodgman 3.16.15
Julian E. Zelizer * 2.24.15
Andy Cohen * 11.25.14
Patricia Cornwell * 11.15.14
Reza Aslan * 9.18.14
Piper Kerman * 9.10.14

2013-2014

Mark Epstein, MD * 8.4.14
Jean Kwok * 6.27.14
Garrison Keillor 6.15.14
Daniel James Brown * 5.28.14
Austin Kleon * 4.24.14
Ishmael Beah 3.6.14
Dave Barry * 3.18.14
Lacks Family (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot) 11.23.13
Ann Patchett 11.14.13
Jared Diamond * 11.12.13
Sue Grafton * 9.18.13

2012-2013

Khaled Hosseini * 5.30.13
Michael Pollan * 5.9.13
Elizabeth Strout * 4.12.13
Daniel H. Pink * 3.6.13
Lisa Gardner * 2.10.13
David Von Drehle * 1.18.13
Jon Meacham * 12.5.12
Mark Bowden * 11.12.12
Chitra Divakaruni * 11.1.12
William H. Chafe 10.17.12
Eric Greitens * 10.16.12
Bill Donius * 9.12.12
Buzz Bissinger * 6.11.12
Douglas Brinkley 6.4.12

2011-2012

Frank Deford * 5.30.12
Senator Bill Bradley * 5.11.12
Vanessa Williams and Helen Williams 5.10.12
Alexander McCall Smith * 4.16.12
Lisa See * 3.12.12
Luis Urrea
* 1.17.12
Howard Markel * 11.18.11
Charlene Bry 10.18.11
Stacy Schiff * 9.16.11
Daniel H. Wilson * 6.13.11

2010-2011

Justin Cronin * 5.31.11
Sister Madonna Buder, ’52 * 5.26.11
Helen Simonson * 4.14.11
Wes Moore * 2.17.11
Michele Norris 11.17.10
Ron Chernow 10.28.10
Steven Johnson 10.15.10
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri 6.14.10

2009-2010

Anna Quindlen 5.6.10
Daniel Pink * 1.21.10
John Grogan 10.22.09
Ken Robinson 1.15.09