Literati is pleased to be on-hand as the official bookseller as the Detroit Public Library welcomes David Maraniss to their Spring Author Series, in support of his latest, A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father.
“Drawing on Elliott’s essays, letters, and FBI files, Maraniss explores his family history…to show how politics molded individual lives…Maraniss also weaves in insightful studies of other figures in the post-war Red Scare…Clear-eyed and empathetic, Maraniss’s engrossing portrait of a patriotic, baseball-loving red reveals the complex human motivations underneath the era’s clashing dogmas.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“an absorbing history of American political and cultural life in the 1940s and ‘50s… A cleareyed, highly personal view of a dark chapter in American history.”—Kirkus Reviews
David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post and a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and was a finalist three other times. Among his bestselling books are biographies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Roberto Clemente, and Vince Lombardi, and a trilogy about the 1960s—Rome 1960; Once in a Great City (winner of the RFK Book Prize); and They Marched into Sunlight (winner of the J. Anthony Lucas Prize and Pulitzer Finalist in History). A Good American Family is his twelfth book. Visit him at www.DavidMaraniss.com.