Zoom Webinar Featuring Author and Journalist Larry Tye Discussing His Reporting on Ukraine
Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 P.M.
Open to the public, on Zoom, free of charge
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Best-selling author and journalist Larry Tye had two brushes with Ukraine that he’ll talk about next week in virtual event hosted by Falmouth Jewish Congregation. Register for this free, Zoom webinar scheduled for Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 P.M. by clicking the link above.
The first was 36 years ago, when he covered the Chernobyl nuclear accident for the Boston Globe — traveling from Paris to Lapland, London to Vienna, trying to understand lessons that are eerily relevant today, as Russia is capturing and imperiling Ukraine’s nuclear plants. The other was 20 years ago when, as part of his book on the Jewish diaspora (Home Lands: Portraits of the New Jewish Diaspora), he devoted a chapter and a long visit to Dnepropetrovsk, which with help from Boston Jewry became the most thriving Jewish community in the former Soviet Union and today is under assault by Russia.
Larry will engage in conversation with Eastern Europe expert Pamela Rothstein, Falmouth Jewish Congregation’s Director of Lifelong Learning, and with anyone who wants to join the conversation. This event will include a Q & A.
Larry Tye is a New York Times bestselling author of wide-reaching interests. From 1986 to 2001, Tye was an award-winning reporter at The Boston Globe, where his primary beat was medicine. He also served as the Globe’s environmental reporter, roving national writer, investigative reporter, and sports writer. Among Tye’s titles are Demagogue, a biography of Senator Joe McCarthy, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, The Father of Spin, a biography of public relations pioneer Edward L. Bernays. Home Lands – a look at the Jewish renewal underway from Boston to Buenos Aires, and Rising from the Rails, a study of how the black men who worked on George Pullman’s railroad sleeping cars helped kick-start the Civil Rights movement and gave birth to today’s African-American middle class. Shock, a collaboration with Kitty Dukakis, is a journalist’s first-person account of ECT, psychiatry’s most controversial treatment, and a portrait of how that therapy helped one woman overcome debilitating depression. Tye’s Superman tells the nearly-real life story of the most enduring American hero of the last century. Tye is currently writing, for Houghton Mifflin, a book entitled The Jazzmen: How Duke Ellington, Satchmo Armstrong, and Count Basie Transformed America. In addition to his writing, Tye runs the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship.