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Doug Rooks Reading

May 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at 4:00 PM on Sunday May 20th at the Maine Irish Heritage Center for a reading by Doug Rooks from his new book about the history of the Democratic Party in Maine, with special guest Governor Joseph E. Brennan.

The reading will focus on the Chapter in the book dedicated to the two administrations of Governor Joe Brennan. This will be followed by a discussion and a QA. We are expecting a great turnout of former Brennan staff and appointees.

“Rise, Decline and Renewal” tells the remarkable story of the Maine Democratic Party. As a journalist, Douglas Rooks served as editorial page editor for the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, editor and publisher of Maine Times; he has written about state government and politics for 33 years, earning numerous national and regional awards. His biography, Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible, was published in 2016 by Down East Books. He is currently a local columnist for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, is at work on a biography of a pioneering Franco jurist and politician, Albert Beliveau, and is a staff member for a Maine gubernatorial campaign.


May 20, 2018
4:00 pm


Maine Irish Heritage Center
34 Gray St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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