Colin Woodard's Union Paperback Launch

Join Longfellow Books for an outdoor celebration of the paperback release of Colin Woodard's Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood on Thursday, June 17 at 7pm. Colin will be joined in conversation by Pat Callaghan, anchor for WCSH.

About the book:
From historian and Portland Press Herald reporter Colin Woodard, the new book Union looks at the myth of America, and how major figures from the 19th and early 20th century, each influenced by unique regional differences, viewed the nation's identity and purpose, ultimately attempting to craft their own visions of what America stands for.

"Journalist Woodard (American Nations) chronicles the history of attempts to define America's national identity in this ambitious and accessible narrative.... [H]e marshals a wealth of information into a fluid narrative that manages to make abstract intellectual concepts tangible. This enlightening and character-driven account will resonate with progressive history buffs."
--Publishers Weekly

"Woodard is a gifted historiographer, and this excellent work will be appreciated by anyone interested in American history and how it came to be written."
--Library Journal

About the Author:
Colin Woodard, a New York Times bestselling author and historian, is the state and national affairs writer at the Portland Press Herald, where he received a 2012 George Polk Award and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. A longtime foreign correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and the San Francisco Chronicle, he has reported from more than fifty foreign countries and six continents. His work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe EconomistSmithsonian, Politico, and dozens of other publications. A graduate of Tufts University and the University of Chicago, he is the author of American NationsAmerican CharacterThe Lobster CoastThe Republic of Pirates, and Ocean's End. He lives in Maine.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101
Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525560173
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Published: Penguin Books - June 15th, 2021

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143122029
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Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2012

American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143110002
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Published: Penguin Books - March 14th, 2017

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$30.00
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Published: Viking - June 16th, 2020

The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143035343
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2005

The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156034623
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Published: Mariner Books - May 12th, 2008