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Book Breaks with Louis Menand and "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Free World"
Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks features the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books with host Gena Oppenheim live, followed by a Q&A with home audiences.

Join us online on Sunday, October 24 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT) with Louis Menand, as he discusses his book "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Free World" with guest host Keisha Rembert.

The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind.

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Oct 24, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Louis Menand
Louis Menand is professor of English at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history and the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. In 2016, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.