"History, Disrupted" is a best seller + SxSW, NPR, TIME & more
According to Amazon.com, History, Disrupted is a best seller 👇
As an author, this is very humbling news. One never knows if anyone will read your work, if anyone will care, or if your words are worthwhile. History, Disrupted was a challenging and complicated book to write, five-and-a-half years in the making. That people have found it valuable is incredibly heartwarming.
More importantly, this is an accomplishment for all of us. You made this happen by purchasing the book, posting on social media, and spreading these ideas wider than I could have on my own. So, thank you! To all of us in History Club and beyond, a toast to being a best seller!
BUT WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED
Even though thousands of people have purchased the book, millions more have not. So, this week we’ll be on the road again, this time to…
History, Disrupted will be featured at the nation’s premier music and tech conference, SxSW in Austin, TX:
Monday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.: I’ll be on a panel sponsored by Rolling Stone magazine and SHE Media exploring the theme of “Trust, Relationships and Institutions.” This VIP event will be moderated by TV personality Brittany Jones-Cooper.
Friday, March 18, 11:30 a.m.: I’ll be on a panel sponsored by our friends at Smithsonian’s Made By Us on the theme of “The History Wars: 1619, 1776, 1866, 2020.”
History, Disrupted will also be available in the SxSW bookstore throughout the conference. A short video featuring me and the book will be on display.
See you soon, Texas!
TIME Magazine reached out to me this week to ask about the consequences of war and history playing out in real-time on social media. The journalist Jamie Ducharme did a terrific job on the article and it’s worth a read: “Watching War Unfold on Social Media Affects Your Mental Health.” I’m quoted at several points and History, Disrupted is cited.
NPR - 1A
Also this week, the popular NPR show 1A had me as a guest to talk about media and historical literacy during a fast-moving and heart-breaking story such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. I was featured alongside Dr. Roxane Cohen Silver and hosted by Jenn White. You can listen to the show here.
I was thrilled to be a guest of Moisés Naím on his show EfectoNaim. For those unfamiliar, Moisés Naím is the former editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine and a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. It was an honor to be interviewed by him; I’ll shared the video once it’s posted.
Earlier in the week, The Wilson Center held a roundtable discussion on History, Disrupted hosted by historians Christian Ostermann and Eric Arnesen and featuring Kathryn C. Brownell, co-editor of The Washington Post’s “Made by History” section and Claire L. Lanier, head of social media for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Watch it here.
Here’s to being a best seller! 🥂 Have a happy and healthy week.
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