Waging a Good War: An Evening with Thomas E. Ricks and David J. Dennis Jr.

Event Date: October 12, 2022 7:00 pm

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas E. Ricks offers a new take on the Civil Rights Movement, stressing its unexpected use of military strategy and its lessons for nonviolent resistance around the world. “Waging a Good War” is an indispensable addition to the literature of racial justice and social change—and one that offers vital lessons for our own time. While bringing legends such as Fannie Lou Hamer and John Lewis into new focus, Ricks also highlights lesser-known figures who played critical roles in fashioning nonviolence into an effective tool—the activists James Lawson, James Bevel, Diane Nash, and Septima Clark foremost among them.

Conversation presented by Books & Books, Miami Book Fair, Book Passage, Seminary Co-op and Oblong Books.

Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 by Thomas E. Ricks