CHRIS TOMLINSON - Tomlinson Hill

  
  

Wednesday, July 23 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Journalist
CHRIS TOMLINSON

speaking & signing
Tomlinson Hill


Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, award-winning journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family’s abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County, Texas. His grandfather often said the family’s slaves loved them so much that they also took Tomlinson as their last name. Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two Tomlinson families. From the beginning in 1854— when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived—to 2007, when the last Tomlinson left.


About Tomlinson Hill:
A masterpiece of authentic American history, Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two families. From the beginning in 1854— when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived—to 2007, when the last Tomlinson, LaDainian’s father, left,  the book unflinchingly explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas. Along the way it also manages to disclose a great many untruths that are latent in the unsettling and complex story of America.

Chris Tomlinson grew up in Dallas and became a reporter in 1994 covering the end of Apartheid in South Africa. He has reported from 50 countries and nine war zones, including Rwanda, Somalia, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. He now lives in Austin with his wife Shalini Ramanathan and writes for The Houston Chronicle.


Praise for Tomlinson Hill:

“A personal, unvarnished look at race in America.”—Mark K. Updegrove, presidential historian and author of Baptism By Fire

“A complex story, at times stark but with moments of hope, that offers insights into American race relations.”—Alwyn Barr, author of Black Texans

“A remarkable and essential book of personal and national history, a profound reckoning with the infinite tangles of race and identity along the roots and branches of the American family tree. It is a quietly epic story—spanning centuries—masterfully reconstructed, and memorably told...” —Philip Gourevitch, author of The Ballad of Abu Ghraib

“This book is a rewarding reminder of how a seemingly unremarkable place can be a laboratory for understanding the conflicts at the heart of our national identity. Chris Tomlinson has drilled deep into Tomlinson Hill, and released a gusher of history.” —Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo



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Event date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
us
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250005472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - July 22nd, 2014

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