MARK KURLANSKY, author of Salt: A World History, Cod, & Food of Younger Land, presents his new book, Ready for a Brand New Beat, on civil rights at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe on July 16, at 7pm.
Kurlansky is the author of more than 20 books and the recipient of numerous awards, among which are New York Times and International Best Sellers:
Cod: A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World(Walker, 1997), Salt: A History of the World (Walker, 2002), 1968 (Ballantine, 2004), Food of a Younger Land (Riverhead Books, 2009), The Basque History of the World (Walker, 1999), and Malaprop’s Bestseller, Non-Violence: the History of a Dangerous Idea (Modern Library, 2006).
A few of the many awards Kurlansky has received include the James Beard Award, the ALA Notable Book Award, and Bon Appétit Magazine’s Writer of the Year Award.
In 1964, Martha and the Vandellas recorded “Dancing in the Street”, a song that was supposed to be upbeat party music. Kurlansky’s Ready for a Brand New Beat is the story of the relationship between R & B music and the civil rights movement. Told by Mark Kurlansky, who is legendary for finding the big story in unlikely places, Ready for a Brand New Beatchronicles that extraordinary summer of 1964. Can a song change a nation?
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