Tonight: New York City Pop History & Culture, 1920-1940
Wednesday, August 3, 7:30 PM
The New York Century: Popular History & Culture
Featuring David Wallace, author of Capital of the World: A Portrait of New York City in the Roaring Twenties
Richard Goldstein, author of Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II
Moderated by Slate writer Libby Copeland
The story of New York City is the story of America and the world, especially in the twentieth century when the great cultural, political, and intellectual currents of the day swirled into and around the Big Apple. Greenlight is proud to bring together distinguished authors and experts to discuss the great stories and trends of the past decades. David Wallace’s book Capital of the World brings alive the jazzy Prohibition-era personalities and events that made New York City the cultural and financial capital of the World in the 1920s. Richard Goldstein’s Helluva Town captures the charged atmosphere of wartime in the city and recounts the important role New York played in the national war effort. Wallace and Goldstein's discussion will be moderated by Libby Copeland of Slate.com.