SPOONBILL & SUGARTOWN, BOOKSELLERS is pleased to announce the world premier reading/signing of BOB DYLAN IN AMERICA (Doubleday) by SEAN WILENTZ at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010. Admission is free but seating limited. Spoonbill & Sugartown: , 218 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY For further information: 718-387-7322. http://www.spoonbillbooks.com
Sean Wilentz is a towering American historian as well as a crucial voice among scholars of Bob Dylan. He is currently the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the American Revolutionary Era at Princeton University. Wilentz’s writings on music have focused on folk traditions and contemporary rock and roll, especially the work of Bob Dylan. He has written liner notes for Dylan’s album, The Bootleg Series, Volume 6, Bob Dylan Live, 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall. He is also the co-editor, with Greil Marcus, of The Rose & the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad (2004). Since 2001, he has served as historian-in-residence at Dylan’s official Website, http://www.bobdylan.com.
Wilentz’s historical scholarship has concentrated on the political and social history of the United States from the American Revolution to recent times. His best-known books of history are: Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850 (1984; reissued with a new preface, 2004), winner of, among other prizes, the Albert J. Beveridge Award and the Frederick Jackson Turner Award; The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, winner of the Bancroft Prize among other honors, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008 (2008).
For further information about Wilentz and his current book please visit the author’s excellent website at SEANWILENTZ.COM