Echoes of History: A Lecture by David Maraniss

November 15 2019 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm

FREE with registration!

Join us for a special presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss on his new book A Good American Family. At its heart is the story of Maraniss’s father, Elliott Maraniss, a World War II veteran who was blacklisted and fired from his newspaper job after being called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Detroit in 1952. A compelling drama that takes a larger look at what it means to be American, this new book connects an important historical era with echoes in America today.

Books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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

Presented by The Scholarship of the Veterans of the Spanish Civil War, the Wayne State University Department of History and the Detroit Historical Society

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