Jeremy McCarter - Young Radicals (Corte Madera)

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:00pm


From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, a stunning group portrait of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them.

What does it mean to live for your ideals…and to risk dying for them? This book tells the story of young American radicals who sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life—politically, socially, culturally—and struggled to bring it about, only to see World War I sweep it away. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter’s dramatic narrative Young Radicals brings to life the adventures of Randolph Bourne, a visionary social critic beset with a hunchback, Max Eastman, the charismatic poet-propagandist of Greenwich Village, Walter Lippmann, a fast-rising socialist who became a liberal icon, Alice Paul, a fearless suffragist who risked everything for women’s rights, and John Reed, an adventurer who witnessed the Russian Revolution and tried to bring it to America. It evokes the kind of country they fought to create in the early 20th century, one that young radicals are still fighting to create amid the dangers of the 21st.

Jeremy McCarter is a writer, director, and producer. He is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater in New York, where he created and ran the Public Forum series of performances and conversations. He was a cultural critic for New York magazine and Newsweek, and an editor at The New Republic. He taught theater history and criticism at Brooklyn College, and served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812993059
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - June 13th, 2017

From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, the stunning story of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them

"Inspiring and entertaining."--David Brooks, The New York Times