Event – Detail

Speaker Series
December 13 at 6:00 PM
Making History: The Storytellers Who Shaped the Past
Richard Cohen

There are many stories we can spin about previous ages, but which accounts get told? And by whom? Is there even such a thing as “objective” history? In this “witty, wise, and elegant” (The Spectator), book, Richard Cohen reveals how professional historians and other equally significant witnesses, such as the writers of the Bible, novelists, and political propagandists, influence what becomes the accepted record.

This is an in person event

Non-member price: $15.00
This event is free to Athenaeum members.