“An account both educational and perhaps surprisingly, thrilling,” is how Booklist described Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering in a recent review. Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, will be discussing his new book, published by W.W. Norton this month, in the Glen House Great Room tonight, April 7, at 8 p.m.

Publishers Weekly praised Isserman and Continental Divide with these words,“His passionate scholarship turns this specialized sporting history into an easily accessible account of the exploration, subjugation, conservation and appreciation of the great peaks of the U.S. and the world.” “This book is really about American History as seen through the prism of mountaineering,” summarized the Booklist reviewer.

Tonight’s event is co-sponsored by the history department and the Hamilton Outing Club. Copies of Continental Divide will be available for purchase at the event.

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