Tuesday, June 12 @ 7:30pm | Tickets: FREE ADMISSION
Tragedy of the Nuclear Age
Written by James Carroll
James Forrestal, the first Secretary of Defense, and his wife Josephine, a former Ziegfeld girl, hurl themselves into the Niagara current that rushes below the surface of American power. As the dust settles on World War II, the newly appointed Secretary of Defense James Forrestal makes a series of well-intended but tragic decisions which catapult us to the America of 2017 and beyond. James Carroll’s Midnight Ride is a sweeping, mythological re-imagining of history, policy, and human fallibility.
James Carroll is the author of eight works of non-fiction, including Constantine’s Sword, the classic study of Christian anti-Semitism; and twelve novels, most recently The Cloister, which The New York Times called “incandescent.” His work has received the Scripps-Howard Journalism Award, the National Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the PEN-John Kenneth Galbraith Award, The Thomas Merton Award, and the Peace Now Award. He is an Associate of the Mahindras Humanities Center at Harvard University. He lives in Boston, with his wife the writer Alexandra Marshall.