Meet the Past: Edgar Snow
All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with Edgar Snow, as portrayed by local actor Bob Brand.
Snow, born in Kansas City in 1905, was a journalist best known for his writings about China in the 1930s, most especially Red Star Over China, a largely favorable account of Mao and his Communist Red Army guerrilla forces. The book introduced Mao and his “agrarian reformers” to the western world and made Snow famous. Snow went on to write The Battle for Asia in 1941 and Stalin Must Have Peace in 1947.
This event is co-sponsored by the Edgar Snow Memorial Fund.