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November 4, 2019

Contact: Larry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-6676

Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Author Clay Risen

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “An Afternoon with Clay Risen” on Thursday, November 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. Risen will be interviewed about his new book, “The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century” (Scribner, 2019). The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

Risen will be interviewed on stage by Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, followed by an audience Q & A session. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m., with a book signing to follow. The event is free to the public, and copies of the book will be available for purchase in the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store.

Clay Risen is the deputy op-ed editor at The New York Times and the author of several works of American history, including “The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act,” which was named a 2014 notable book of the year by The Washington Post, and “A Nation on Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination.” He oversaw two award-winning history series for The New York Times, “Vietnam '67” and “Disunion,” and he was a co-editor of “The New York Times' Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation.”

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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