Brooklyn Voices Presents Nathaniel Philbrick

May 11, 2016

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – May 12, 2016 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome historian Nathaniel Philbrick to discuss his latest work, Valiant Ambition, in conversation with NBC’s Bob Dotson on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in SJC Brooklyn’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium.

“With his latest work, Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick turns his scholarly eye to the pivotal years of the American Revolution and the challenges that the founding fathers faced during these critical times,” said Jill Rehmann, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at SJC Brooklyn. “I'm especially looking forward to learning about the role New York City, and in particular our home borough of Brooklyn, played during this period.”

Valiant Ambition is a story of battles lost and won, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship of George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Philbrick will discuss his vision of a fledgling nation struggling with internal strife and high ideals, with resonances that echo today, with Emmy Award-winning journalist and author Bob Dotson, creator of the NBC series American Story. 

Tickets for this event are $30 and include a copy of Valiant Ambition. There will be an opportunity to have to the book signed by Philbrick following the discussion. For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected]

About Brooklyn Voices
Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons, and students. Through lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn, and do business.

About St. Joseph’s College
St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.