John K. Lauck, author of The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History, will be talking about his new book. He will be in Chicago, so if you're in the area, please stop by. For more information or to RSVP, visit our Facebook event.
Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL
Praise for The Lost Region
"Jon Lauck has written the definitive manifesto for a new midwestern historiography. Deeply researched, elegantly written, passionate yet sensible in its themes, it is a stunning book. One hopes that it will stun the coasties, for example, who believe that the fly-over states, many of them beginning with the letter I, have no serious history. Lauck shows that an America without the Midwest would have been less fair, less strong, less prosperous, and above all less democratic. Lauck is the new Frederick Jackson Turner, reminding us that the Midwest is the master spring of American history—without which, not."—Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago, and author, the Bourgeois Virtues