LIVE 6-7pm Johnny Kosnow will interview author, Neil Rolde who wrote, "Breckenridge Long: American Eichmann"
"Open Book," tonight 6-7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month usually on the first Wednesday of the month is excited to do a live interview with Neil Rolde. Johnny Kosnow is the host of "Open Book," and promises that this evening will be a lively conversation. This is a very provocative book. Rolde has written dozens of other books and was involved with MPR media for years!
This program is sponsored by Timberhead Music of Camden. (Gordon Bok)
Neil Rolde is an American historian and former politician from Maine. Rolde grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts and was taunted for being Jewish. He has written 16 books, most of which covered the history of Maine. He studied history at Yale University and began his career as a political aide to future governor Ken Curtis during his first campaign for that position in 1967. He was Curtis' campaign manager for the closely contested He represented York, Maine in the Maine House of Representatives from 1974-1990. In 1976 and 1990, Rolde ran for higher office, losing both times. In 1976, he ran in a 7 candidate primary for the 1976 Democratic nomination for theUnited States House of Representatives, where he gained 18% of the vote and finished 3rd. In 1990, Rolde won the Democratic Party's nomination to face incumbent Republican Senator Bill Cohen, to whom he lost. He served as Majority Leader of the Maine House during the 107th legislature from 1975-77. He also serves on a number of historical and culture boards in and around York. Included in his writings, he published Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future: The Story of Maine Indians.