July 12, 2017

Labyrinth Presents Talk On John James Audubon

Gregory Nobles will be talking about his new book, John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman (Univ. of Penn. Press $34.95) at Labyrinth Books on Wednesday, July 19 at 6 p.m.

According to Scott Weidensaul, author of Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding, “More than a century and a half after his death, John James Audubon — flamboyant, intense, garrulous, insecure, and yet gifted beyond measure — remains one of the most compelling figures in American history. In this fine new biography, Gregory Nobles brings ‘the American Woodsman’ back to full, vivid life, capturing the artist’s many facets as Audubon himself captured the essence of his beloved birds.”

Gregory Nobles is professor of history emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Among his previous books are American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest and, with Alfred F. Young, Whose American Revolution Was It? Historians Interpret the Founding.