january, 2019

Author Talk: The Game with George Colt

31jan7:00 pm8:00 pmAuthor Talk: The Game with George ColtRidgefield Library

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Event Details

The Library and Books on the Common present an Author Talk with George Colt, who will discuss his recently released book The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968.

George Howe Colt’s The Game is the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it. One player had recently returned from eight months under fire in Vietnam. Two were members of the radical antiwar group SDS. There was an all-American football hero whose nickname was “God.” There was one NFL prospect who quit to devote his time to black altruism, another who went on to be Pro-Bowler Calvin Hill. There was a postal clerk’s son who worried about fitting in with the preppies, and a wealthy WASP eager to prove he could handle the blue-collar kids’ hits. There was a guard named Tommy Lee Jones, and fullback who dated a young Meryl Streep. They came from every class and background, but played side by side and together forged a moment of startling grace in the midst of the storm.

Colt is a journalist and also the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and BrothersNovember of the Soul. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, the writer Anne Fadiman.

Copies of The Game will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Ridgefield Library

472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877


Ridgefield Library

Phone: (203) 438-2282 472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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