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Remarks and Book Signing with Robert A. Gross

Special Collections will host Remarks and Book Signing with Robert A. Gross, author of The Transcendentalists and Their World on Monday, December 6, 2021, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Lobby. His new book returns to Concord to explore the rise of Transcendentalism and its impact on American society in the 1830s and 1840s. All are welcome. [Register]

In the year of the nation’s bicentennial, Robert A. Gross published The Minutemen and Their World, a paradigm-shaping study of Concord, during the American Revolution. It won the prestigious Bancroft Prize and became a perennial bestseller. Forty years later, in this highly anticipated work, Gross returns to Concord and explores the meaning of an equally crucial moment in the American story: the rise of Transcendentalism.

“Gross has delivered a second harvest of his career-long work. It is a measured, beautiful volume that brings warm life, accuracy, and complexity to local history, swooping between the bird’s-eye view and the tracery of many individual destinies...Absorbing...Illuminating.” – Mark Greif, The Atlantic

A perfect holiday gift for anyone who loves Concord and history!