Melinda M. Ponder - Katharine Lee Bates: From Sea to Shining Sea (San Francisco)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Katharine Lee Bates' America the Beautiful resonates for many people as the most patriotic and beloved American anthem. Her words remind us of why we love our country--the beauty of our land, the historic sacrifices of our people, and our ideals of hope and brotherhood. That has never been more important than today.

Drawing on extensive research in Bates family diaries, letters, and memoirs, biographer Melinda M. Ponder brings Katharine to vivid life in her latest Katharine Lee Bates: From Sea to Shining Sea.

Although her passion was poetry, Katharine's three alluring suitors (two men and a woman) pulled her into major reform movements in a changing America after the Civil War.

Teacher, poet, community builder, and patriot, she challenged Americans to make their country the best it could become in its values and literature. You will find yourself rooting for the unlikely triumph of this complicated woman on her journeys "from sea to shining sea."

Melinda M. Ponder is a graduate of Katharine Lee Bates’s Wellesley College and received a M.A. in American Studies and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Boston College. She has published numerous articles and given many talks and interviews on Katharine Lee Bates, and has published two books on Nathaniel Hawthorne as well. Born in Indianapolis, Ponder now resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is Professor of English Emerita at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
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$17.95
ISBN: 9781941478394
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Published: Windy City Publishers - May 31st, 2017

Katharine Lee Bates' "America the Beautiful" resonates for many people as the most patriotic and beloved American anthem. Her words remind us of why we love our country--the beauty of our land, the historic sacrifices of our people, and our ideals of hope and brotherhood. That has never been more important than today.