‘The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams’

Paperback Launch and Discussion with Stacy Schiff

Join Revolutionary Spaces for the paperback launch of The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, Pulitzer Prize-winning powerhouse historian Stacy Schiff’s book about a lesser-remembered but essential founding father.

This event will feature a discussion with Schiff about her revelatory research in the very place where Samuel Adams gave the signal that started the Boston Tea Party: Old South Meeting House, one of Revolutionary Spaces’ two historic sites on the Freedom Trail.

“A glorious book that is as entertaining as it is vitally important,” as praised by celebrated biographer Ron Chernow, The Revolutionary was among President Barack Obama’s list of his favorite books of 2022 and was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best 10 Books of 2022.

Copies of The Revolutionary will be available for purchase at the event. 

Doors will open at Old South Meeting House at 6:30pm and the event will begin at 7:00pm. This program is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the Lowell Institute. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is highly encouraged.


Monday, October 23, 2023

Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Program Begins: 7:00 PM

Old South Meeting House

Admission is free. By registering to attend this event, you will be added to Revolutionary Spaces’ email list. You are able to opt out at any time. Thank you!

About Stacy Schiff

Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book Award; Cleopatra: A Life, winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for biography; and most recently, The Witches: Salem, 1692. Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and named a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Government, she lives in New York City.