The Trouble Begins @ 5:30: Alan Pell Crawford on Twain and Politics

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March 11 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Alan Pell Crawford is a journalist, political analyst and author,of How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain, which was excerpted in The Paris Review and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker.

Crawford is an accomplished author and speaker on history and politics.  His first book was Thunder on the Right: The ‘New Right’ and the Politics of Resentment. He followed that with Unwise Passion: a True Story of a Remarkable Woman and the First Great Scandal of Eighteenth-Century America, about the life of Nancy Randolph. Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson is his third book.

Crawford has been a resident scholar at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and the Boston Athenaeum.

Reception at 5 p.m.; the Trouble begins at 5:30 p.m.

The talks are presented at no charge; reservations are requested.  Reserve your seat.


Upcoming Trouble speakers:

April 23, Miki Pfeffer, author of A New Orleans Author in Mark Twain’s Court: Letters from Grace King’s New England Sojourns.

May 20, Kevin Mac Donnell, collector, bookseller, and premier independent Twain scholar on The Voice of Mark Twain, 1863-2019.

June 10, John Pascal, author, on his book Mark Twain and Thomas Nast.


The Trouble Begins series is made possible in part by the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, NY.

Thanks also for the support provided by Salute Restaurant in Hartford.


March 11
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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