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The Earth is Weeping by Peter Cozzens
May 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5
Peter Cozzens will speak and sign books at the Hampton History Museum. The Earth Is Weeping is a sweeping, definitive history of the battles and negotiations that destroyed the Indian way of life even as they paved the way for the emergence of the United States we know today.
Peter Cozzens is the international-award winning author or editor of seventeen books on the American Civil War and the American West. Cozzens also recently retired from a thirty-year career as a Foreign Service Officer, U. S. Department of State. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he served as a captain in the U. S. Army.
His newest book is The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West, published by Alfred A. Knopf in October 2016. It is the recipient of the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Prize in Military History, the Caroline Bancroft Prize in Western History, and–in translation–the 2018 HisLibris Award (Spain) for the best non-fiction work of history. The Earth is Weeping was chosen by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the top ten history books of 2016. It also made several other best books of the year lists, including Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, the London Times, the Seattle Times, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Newsday.