Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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In Revolutionary Summer, Joseph Ellis sets his focus on the summer of 1776, the most dramatic few months in the story of our nation's founding. The thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire. At the same time, the British dispatched the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic Ocean. In a seamless narrative, Ellis weaves the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other. Revolutionary Summer enlivens these familiar historical events with freshness at once revelatory and compelling.Joseph Ellis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers. His portrait of Thomas Jefferson, American Sphinx, won the National Book Award. He recently retired from his position as the Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife and youngest son.Support: The Livingston Lectures are made possible with generous funding from the Livingston Foundation of Atlanta.