Life of a Klansman: Edward Ball in Conversation with Walter Isaacson

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Edward Ball (Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy) confronts his family’s—and the nation’s—past via the story of Constant Lecorgne, an ancestor of Ball’s and a militant white supremacist. Thoroughly researched and informed by the stories of Lecorgne’s victims’ descendents, Life of a Klansman is a powerful act of reckoning with an ugly history. Texas Book Festival alum, historian, and award-winning author Walter Isaacson leads the discussion.
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Edward Ball, Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy


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