Video: "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett

National Association of Scholars

“My way of learning is to heave a wild and unpredictable monkey-wrench into the machinery.”

What makes The Maltese Falcon a great American novel? Who influenced Hammett's writings, and who did his writings influence?

This webinar features Tom Devine, Professor of History at California State University, Northridge; Martin Edwards, Archivist of the Crime Writers' Association and President of the Detection Club; and Cynthia Hamilton, Professor Emerita in American Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool Hope University. You can find a list of the speakers' books available for purchase here.

The discussion is moderated by David Randall, Director of Research at the National Association of Scholars.

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