June 29, 2020: Mayday 1971 is a “deeply researched” and “well-written” account of what may well be the Vietnam era’s most significant season of protest, says historian Marc Leepson, writing in the magazine of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

May 18, 2020: Read my op-ed in the New York Times: “Forty Years Later, Lessons for the Pandemic From Mount St. Helens.”

April 29, 2020: Historian Ron Jacobs reviews Mayday 1971 in CounterPunch magazine, calling it “a masterful chronicle of this particular historical moment… Such a book has been a long time coming.”

April 7, 2020: Library Journal names Mayday 1971 one of 2020’s “most anticipated debut books.”



Note: Because of the pandemic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has delayed the release date of Mayday 1971. The book will be published July 28, 2020. Events listed below will be rescheduled; please check back for updates.

In the meantime you may still pre-order the book:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Books-a-Million


May 3, 2020: 3 p.m.
Politics & Prose,
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Washington, D.C.

May 16, 2020:
Gaithersburg Book Festival,
Gaithersburg, Maryland

June 6-7, 2020:
Opening weekend of new Barnes & Noble at Congressional Plaza
Rockville, Maryland
Details to come.

July 9, 2020: 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover Book Store,
1628 16th Street Mall,
Denver, Colorado

July 21, 2020
Powell’s Books
Portland, Oregon
Details to come.