Haverhill Native Larry Tye Discusses Latest Book, Focusing on Anti-Communist McCarthy, Aug. 18

Haverhill native and former Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye. (Courtesy photograph by Lisa Frusztajer.)

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Haverhill native and former Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye discusses his latest book, “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy,” next month as Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill presents its Summer 2020 Author Mini-Series.

Tye, presenting Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m., is the first of two best-selling authors to take part in the series, offered via Zoom. Colum McCann, author of Apeirogon,” speaks Saturday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m.

“Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy,” is a biography of the Wisconsin senator, one of the most reviled figures in U.S. history. According to Booklist, “This is a must-read biography for anyone fascinated by American history, and every reader will blanch at its events’ resemblances to today’s fraught political conflicts.”

The talk is cosponsored by Temple Emanuel in Andover. Register at https://tinyurl.com/LarryTye.

McCann discusses his most recent novel, “Apeirogon.” An apeirogon is a shape with a countably infinite number of sides. So too, according to a description, Apeirogon—in telling the stories of Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin, who lost their daughters, Smadar and Abir, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—weaves together fiction and nonfiction, crossing centuries and continents, to create a multifaceted and multilayered exploration of history, art, politics, love, loss and hope.

Publishers Weekly said, “Balancing its dazzling intellectual breadth with moments of searing intimacy, this is a transformative vision of a historic conflict and a triumph of the novelist’s art.” Register at https://bit.ly/TEColumMcCann.

A second Author Mini-Series will be announced for the fall of 2020.

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