Whatever Happened to the Managerial Revolution?
With Leonard Michaels and Raquel Scherr, Reid coedited the bestselling anthology West of the West: Imagining California (1989). Subsequently, he edited and contributed to the prophetic essay collection Sex, Death and God in L.A. (1992), which appeared nine days before the Rodney King verdict.
Reid is currently at work on The Brazen Age: 1944-1950, a cultural and political history of America from V-J Day to Korea, to be published by Pantheon. "The Disappearance of the Samurai" belongs to another work-in-progress: "Secret Agents: The Historical Imagination at the End of the Millennium."
Please join the Athenaeum in welcoming this distinguished alumnus and student of the '40s, David Reid, for a critical and insightful examination of "The Brazen Age."