Speaking on American Character May 3 at UMF in Farmington, Maine
I grew up in Western Maine, for a time in a house surrounded by the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington, so it's always a pleasure to return there to speak.
This Wednesday, May 3, I'll be talking about the ideas and history in my most recent book, American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good at UMF's Lincoln Auditorium. The talk -- co-sponsored by the Political Science Department and the Maine Geographic Alliance -- is at 11:50 am (corresponding to when classes change there.) Come if you can.
I am an award-winning journalist and author of American Nations, American Character, Ocean's End, The Lobster Coast, and The Republic of Pirates. I'm a staffer at the Portland Press Herald, where I won a 2012 George Polk Award for my investigative reporting and was named a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist.