Parnassus Books in partnership with Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Humanities TN, and Bookpage, is thrilled to welcome Sebastian Junger, as a part of our Salon@615 speaker series, for a discussion of his book Freedom in conversation with David Maraniss.
Join us Monday, May 24th at 6:15pm Central Time. This is a ticketed virtual event which will take place on Zoom. Reserve your spot through the Eventbrite link below.
Please note: There are four ticketing options available for this virtual event and you must purchase your ticket by 5:00 pm CDT on the day of the event in order to attend.
- $28.50, which includes a signed hardcover copy of FREEDOM and in-store pickup at Parnassus Books
- $37.50, which includes a signed hardcover copy of FREEDOM and priority rate shipping to a U.S. address
- $50.50, which includes a signed hardcover copy of FREEDOM and shipping to an international address
- A Donation-based ticket, which allows attendees to contribute what they wish and view the virtual event. This ticket does not include a book.
About the Book
A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe.
Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don't coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking book, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human.
For much of a year, Junger and three friends--a conflict photographer and two Afghan War vets--walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. It was an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence. Dodging railroad cops, sleeping under bridges, cooking over fires, and drinking from creeks and rivers, the four men forged a unique reliance on one another.
In Freedom, Junger weaves his account of this journey together with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Written in exquisite, razor-sharp prose, the result is a powerful examination of the primary desire that defines us.
About the Author
Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, A Death in Belmont, Fire, and The Perfect Storm, and co-director of the documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the winner of a Peabody Award and the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He lives in New York City with his family.
About David Maraniss
David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post and a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and was a finalist three other times. Among his bestselling books are biographies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Roberto Clemente, and Vince Lombardi, and a trilogy about the 1960s-- Rome 1960; Once in a Great City (winner of the RFK Book Prize); and They Marched into Sunlight (winner of the J. Anthony Lucas Prize and Pulitzer Finalist in History).
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public Library, Humanities Tennessee, BookPage, Parnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.
Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.