The Matriarch | Susan Page
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

The Matriarch | Susan Page

Award-winning journalist Susan Page will discuss her definitive biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush during a special presentation in Lewes on August 28. 

Sponsored by the History Book Festival and the Lewes Public Library with book sales by Browseabout Books, the free presentation will begin at 5 PM at the library, located at 111 Adams Avenue in Lewes. The program is one in a series of book discussions leading up to the Third Annual History Book Festival, which will be held in Lewes on September 27, 28 and 29.

Following her presentation at the library, Ms. Page will take questions and sign copies of her book. The book is available for purchase at Browseabout Books. Books also will be on sale during the event at the library. 

In addition to her library presentation, Ms. Page will sign copies of her book at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach on August 31 at 9:AM.

Although the August 28 program is free, registration is requested. To reserve a seat, sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or register at the circulation desk. Walk-ins are welcome.

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty (Twelve/Hachette, 2019)
This is a fascinating account of the woman who helped to define two American presidencies and an entire political era. Ms. Page, USA TODAY's Washington Bureau chief, interviewed more than 100 Bush family members and friends, engaged in hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final months of her life, and was granted access to diaries that spanned decades.


Hailed by The Atlantic as the “rare biography of a public figure that’s not only beautifully written, but also shockingly revelatory,” The Matriarch traces the experiences that shaped Mrs. Bush and offers her last words for history on the evolution of her party, on the role of women, on Donald Trump, and on her family’s legacy.


Ms. Page has covered six White House administrations, is reporting on her eleventh presidential campaign, and has won every journalism award given specifically for coverage of the White House. Her next book is a biography of Nancy Pelosi titled Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Arc of Power (Twelve/Hachette).

View Event →
The Secret Token | Andrew Lawler
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

The Secret Token | Andrew Lawler

The settlers’ disappearance and the lone clue they left behind – a “secret token” carved into a tree – have baffled historians and amateur sleuths for centuries. Following a chance encounter with a British archaeologist, Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach. He set out to unravel the enigma of the lost settlers and documented his work in “The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke” (Random House, 2019).

View Event →
D-Day Girls | Sarah Rose
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

D-Day Girls | Sarah Rose

HBF and Fort Miles celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a presentation and discussion of D-Day Girls with author Sarah Rose. This event is free, park and museum fees apply.

D-DAY GIRLS: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose (on sale April 23), tells the largely unknown story of the women who engaged in clandestine warfare in enemy territory to pave the way for the Allied victory on D-Day. 

SARAH ROSE is the author of For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History. She was the Dynasties columnist for the Wall Street Journal and has written for OutsideTravel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and Men’s Journal. In 2014, she was awarded a Lowell Thomas Prize for travel writing.

View Event →