On the eve of the launch of Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, it was a pleasure to be the guest on Maine Public radio’s statewide interview and call-in program, “Maine Calling.” I was the program’s inaugural guest when it launched in 2011, when Keith Shortall and I talked about what was then my new book, American Nations.
You can hear the full show — with host Jennifer Rooks — online here. Thanks to all those who called in. I also spoke with local “Morning Edition” host Irwin Gratz earlier that morning.
Union goes on sale in stores across North America this morning, and I’ll be the guest on a dozen radio shows across the United States, including Iowa Public Radio‘s “River to River” program at 9 Central, southern Louisiana NPR affiliate WKRF‘s “Talk Louisiana” at 9:45 Central, and Wisconsin Public Radio‘s Central Time” from 4 to 4:30 Central.
At 7pm, Maine’s own Longfellow Books and the Maine Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance are hosting a virtual talk and signing at 7pm. You can register for the Zoom-driven event here, and can also order books in advance (or in real time) from Longfellow, now the city’s oldest indie bookstore.
Other virtual events to follow, including with Washington D.C.’s Politics & Prose on June 28, where author and NPR veteran reporter Tom Gjelten will be interviewing me about Union (register here.)