John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation presents an evening on Martha’s Vineyard with Andrew Cohen, award-winning journalist and bestselling author. The evening will include a reception, lecture and book signing.
Andrew Cohen will be discussing his acclaimed book Two Days in June: JFK and the 48 Hours That Made History. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30pm at Martha’s Vineyard Museum
Lecture and Book Signing: 7:00 to 8:00pm at the Federated Church Martha’s Vineyard.
Two Days in June features an hour-by-hour account of the two days as Kennedy gives a speech appealing to Americans to see the humanity of the Russians on June 10—which led to the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963—followed by a speech against segregation in the South on June 11, which paved the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Andrew Cohen has appeared on PBS, NPR and MSNBC and in US News and World Report. Critics have called the book “a historical thriller”, “a home run”, “a page-turner” and “brilliantly constructed and meticulously researched.”
“Because of Andrew Cohen’s signal achievement in Two Days in June, no one will be able to write about – no one will be able to think about – John Kennedy ever again in quite the same way.” — David Shribman, Editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
About Andrew Cohen
Andrew Cohen is an award-winning journalist and former Washington correspondent whom the New York Times has called “one of Canada’s most distinguished authors.” A native of Montreal, he attended Choate Rosemary Hall, McGill University, and the University of Cambridge. Among his best-selling books are The Unfinished Canadian: The People We Are; Trudeau’s Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Pierre Elliott Trudeau (with JL Granatstein); Extraordinary Canadians: Lester B. Pearson; and While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. He has written for United Press International, Time, The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, and The Financial Times of London from Washington, London, Berlin, Toronto and Ottawa. He has won two National Newspaper Awards and three National Magazine Awards. A professor of journalism and international affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Cohen writes a nationally syndicated column and appears regularly on radio and television.