William Dalrymple: Politics and Prose Author Series

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7 p.m.

Return of a KingAward-winning historian, journalist and travel writer William Dalrymple will discuss Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42.

Return of a King retells goes back nearly two centuries to retell what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East -- an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time.

This program is open and free to the public and is part of an author talk series sponsored by Politics and Prose.