IU Press author Meredith Brown will appear at the 32nd Annual Kentucky Book Fair this Saturday, November 16. Brown will sign copies of his latest book, Touching America's History, at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY.
In Touching America’s History, Brown uses twenty objects to summon up major developments in America’s history. The objects range in date from a Pequot stone axe head probably made before the Pequot War in 1637, to the western novel Dwight Eisenhower was reading while waiting for the weather to clear so that the Normandy Invasion could begin, and to a piece of a toilet bowl found in the bombed-out wreckage of Hitler’s home in the Bavarian alps in 1945. Learn more about the book in this podcast or on our website.