Talking Union with Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time”

Today is the birthday of my new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and I was pleased to be able to share it with radio audiences around the county as part of Penguin’s radio book tour, the ultimate in socially distanced book promotion.

Some of the shows were taped for future broadcast, but this evening’s interview with Wisconsin Public Radio’s statewide interview and call-in program, “Central Time” ran live, and it was a pleasure to be able to share the new book with residents of one of its central character’s home state (Frederick Jackson Turner, late of Portage and Madison.)

You can hear the full show online here.

Union went on sale in stores across North America this morning and, in a few minutes, I’ll be joining
Maine’s own Longfellow Books and the Maine Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance for a virtual launch event and signing (at 7pm.) If you happen to see this post in the moments after I post it, register for the Zoom-driven event here.

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.)