Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts is a proven source for getting right to the fascinating details of American power, and the journalist/author has once again mined history for a fascinating volume. “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848–1868” arrives with the sesquicentennial of one of the pivotal periods in the American saga. At the Main Library’s reading/signing event, Roberts will share how she sewed together an amazing quilt of events and personalities. The First Ladies of Union and Confederacy are just the starting point: unexpected spies and legislatively-savvy hostesses get their due, alongside notable before-their-time figures like Clara Barton. The event is free, but you must have a ticket from

Monday, May 11

Louisville Free Public Library
7 p.m. | Free (w/ticket)
301 York St.

About the Author

Cokie Roberts

New Jersey–expatriate T.E. Lyons reconnected with the written word coincident with the arrival of his first child. His byline has since appeared on over a thousand reviews, previews, features, and fiction pieces–and a clutch of journalism awards. Favorite interview questions: “What’s your idea of good country music?” and “Do you think that last question was meant to bait you?” Reading and listening suggestions always welcome.


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