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October 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hosted online. Register below.
recorded sessions: $50
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For the first time, SAR is also offering the option to register to receive the course recordings after the sessions are complete for people who are interested in the topics but who are unable to attend the online courses live.

Rush Book by Stephen Fried paperback jacket for SAR In-Depth Fall 2020 Course

Reliving the Revolution with Dr. Rush

Course Description:

This course takes you on a three-part journey from the earliest days of the American Revolution, through the war, the Constitution, and the first decades of governing the new nation all through the unique perspective of Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration, best friend of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, physician to the revolutionaries and their families, and recently rediscovered “lost” founding father.

Course Leader: Stephen Fried

Stephen Fried is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author who teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Fried is the author of six nonfiction books including the biographies Appetite For America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West—One Meal at a Time and Thing Of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia; investigative books Bitter Pillsand The New Rabbi and the essay collection Husbandry. He is co-author with Patrick Kennedy of A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. His latest book, Rush: Revolution, Madness & the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father, was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize, and one of the American Library Association’s twelve notable nonfiction books of the year. A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, he has been a staff writer for Vanity Fair, GQ, Glamour and Philadelphia magazine. Mr. Fried and his wife, author Diane Ayres, live in Philadelphia, a few blocks from where Dr. Rush lived and the nation was born. Mr. Fried received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

This course will take place across three sessions: 

author and SAR In-Depth Course insructor Stephen Fried

Stephen Fried. Photo courtesy of Stephen Fried.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 // 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Time)

Thursday, October 8, 2020 // 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Time)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 // 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Time)

Cost: $150 for SAR members; $200 for non-members.

If you cannot take part in the live in-depth course, there is also a NEW option to register to receive the recorded course after the live sessions have taken place. 

If you would like to become an SAR member and receive a discount to attend this class and other benefits, click here.

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