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Special Event - Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience

The Explorers Club & the Hudson Institute are pleased to invite you to the New York launch of a wonderful new book, Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience (Encounter Books), by Hudson Senior Fellow Melanie Kirkpatrick.

We will mark the occasion with an exclusive reception and book forum keynoted by Mary Kissel. Kissel, a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, is the host of Opinion Journal on WSJ Video.

Drawing on newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents, and cookbooks, Thanksgiving brings to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans. While the rites and rituals of the holiday have evolved, its essence remains the same: family and friends feasting together in a spirit of gratitude to God, neighborliness, and hospitality.

Amity Shlaes has called the book “a short, beautiful history of our oldest national custom” and historian Andrew Roberts notes “Melanie Kirkpatrick shows brilliantly how from cooking pot to melting pot, America is a product of Thanksgiving as much as Thanksgiving is a product of America.”

Please join us on November 16th for a discussion of Kirkpatrick’s enlightening new book and the importance of America’s oldest tradition.

Date: Wednesday, November 16th

Time: 6:30 pm Reception, 7:30 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Reservation Notes:

Click here to reserve tickets online

This event is FREE for Members and guests. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the reception. Space for this event is limited, so please RSVP online. You may also contact the Club at 212.628.8383, or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Alternatively, you may RSVP to the Hudson Insitute directly: Jasper Goldberg at (202) 974-2421 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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