Saturday, March 5, 2016

American Character Cometh

I'm pleased to announce that my fifth book, American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good, goes on sale in just ten days. The book, a sequel to American Nations, looks at the struggle between these two essential components of a free society and how to balance them -- and sustain a liberal democracy -- in the U.S's balkanized context. In their advanced prepublication review, Kirkus calls it "thoughtful political theory for divisive times."

I have a vigorous media interview schedule and will be on book tour in Washington, DC and across New England (Portland, Portsmouth, Newburyport, Boston, Beverly, Falmouth (Mass) and Greenwich) over the next month, and in Oregon, and Europe thereafter. I'll be posting about these events in advance and the interviews after the fact, but for a sneak peek of the former, see the author events page at my website.

For official media and book tour requests, the publicist at Viking (part of Penguin/Random House) is Meredith Burks, 212-366-2275 / mburks@penguinrandomhouse.com. Or you can contact me.

There's also an audiobook edition coming out simultaneously on Mar. 15 from HighBridge audio, with Jonathan Yen reading.

Thanks to all who have inquired about the book and for your continued interest.

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