Thursday, May 10, 2018 

6:30 p.m.

Research Library*


Author David W. Moore speaks on his book “Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World — and Won.” The book is a narrative nonfiction account of the women who led the citizens of Durham, NH, in the 1970s, to out-organize and out-maneuver the establishment and protect their community from billionaire Aristotle Onassis and big oil. Two of the women featured in the book will also be on hand at this event.


About the Author

David W. Moore is an award-winning author, and currently a Senior Fellow at the Carsey Center for Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is also the polling director and frequent columnist for, for which he won the 2015 EPPY Award for his news/political commentary. For twenty-one years (1972-1993), he taught political science at the University of New Hampshire, and for the next thirteen years he worked at the Gallup Organization as a senior editor of the Gallup Poll. He became affiliated with UNH again in 2008. He is the author of three non-fiction trade books, and the co-author of one cross-over trade/academic book: The First Primary: New Hampshire’s Outsize Role in Presidential Nominations, with Andrew E. Smith (University Press of New England, 2015); The Opinion Makers: An Insider Exposes the Truth Behind the Polls (Beacon Press, hardback, 2008; revised edition in paperback 2009); How To Steal An Election: The Inside Story of How George Bush’s Brother and Fox Network Miscalled the 2000 Election and Changed the Course of History (Nation Books, 2006); and The Super Pollsters: How They Measure and Manipulate Public Opinion in America (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1992; trade paperback 1995). He has published essays and articles in The New York Times, The Nation, The Boston Globe, Public Opinion Quarterly, New York Newsday, Public Perspectives, and numerous other books and journals.

This event is co-sponsored by RiverRun Bookstore.

Space is very limited. Please call (603) 431-2538 to reserve your seat(s) today.

*Please note the change of room. This event will now take place in the Research Library on the third floor.