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A Good American Family: Book Reading

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss for a talk about his new book, A Good American Family. A riveting book with powerful resonance today it captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling yet affirming story of his family’s ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication.

Elliott Maraniss, David’s father, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Yet he never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Learn More & Buy the Book

Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20008