Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will welcome award-winning journalist Guy Gugliotta on Tuesday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m., as part of its Local Author Spotlight series. Gugliotta, a Pelham resident, will discuss his new book, Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War. Publishers Weekly called Freedom’s Cap an "intensely researched historical gem,” and Kirkus Reviews cited "political moves that would make Machiavelli blush." There will be a booksigning and reception after the presentation.
Gugliotta covered Congress during a sixteen-year career as a national reporter for the Washington Post where he also wrote a column, Capitol Notebook, on the Post’s Federal Page. Before joining the Post, Mr. Gugliotta was a foreign correspondent for the Miami Herald, covering Central America’s guerrilla wars, Colombia’s drug wars, the Iran hostage crisis, and the overthrow of the Shah. He has written for the New York Times, National Geographic, Wired, Discover, and Smithsonian, and is the coauthor of Kings of Cocaine: Inside the Medellin Cartel: An Astonishing True Story of Murder, Money, and International Corruption (Simon and Schuster, 1989).
Registration is requested. Cost is $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students; and free for members. Call 718-885-1461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register. For directions and to learn more about upcoming events, visit www.bpmm.org.