Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Author Luncheon with Cate Lineberry, Be Free or Die, Fri., June 23, 12 pm

Join us Fri., June 23, 12 pm for lunch at High Cotton (199 East Bay St.), as Cate Lineberry discusses and signs her new book Be Free or Die (St. Martin’s, hb., 288 pp., $26). Cate will be in conversation with Michael Boulware Moore, who is the great, great grandson of Robert Smalls and the CEO of the International African American Museum.

Tickets are $31 for the three-course luncheon and talk, or $57 including a signed copy of the book. Get tickets here.

Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. This captivating tale of a valuable figure in American history gives fascinating insight into the country’s first efforts to help newly freed slaves while also illustrating the many struggles and achievements of African Americans during the Civil War.

Be Free or Die is Cate’s second book. She is also the author of The Secret Rescue, a #1 Wall Street Journal e-book bestseller and a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony Awards. She was previously a staff writer and editor for National Geographic Magazine and the web editor for Smithsonian Magazine. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times.

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