The final Library Associates Author Reading for the academic year was held last night to a standing room only crowd at the Young Research Library. UCLA Professor Emeritus Gary Nash
Gary Nash joins University Librarian Gary Strong at the Library Associates Author Reading closing the series for the academic year.
Gary Nash, UCLA History Professor Emeritus and Director of the National Center for History in Schools, discussed “A Tragic Betrayal in the New Nation,” based on his recent book Friends of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz KÃ³sciuszko, and Agrippa Hull: A Tale of Three Patriots, Two Revolutions, and a Tragic Betrayal of Freedom in the New Nation.
Gary has a varying array of books to his credit including The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America, The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution, First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory and Forbidden Love: The Secret History of Mixed Race America.
Gary received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from PrincetonUniversity. He is an elected member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Society of American Historians, and the American Antiquarian Society. He has been a professor in the UCLA Department of History since 1966. Gary and his wife, Cindy, are also endowment donors to the UCLA Library. His talk and reading were followed by a brisk question and answer period.