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The Sands Point Civic Association will host an evening with former United States Representative and author Steven Israel at the Sands Point Preserve’s historic Castle Gould on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Israel will discuss his new book, “Big Guns,” a satirical novel about the firearm industry and its powerful political forces. He’ll share his provocative, insightful and entertaining perspective on the topic of gun control. A brief Q&A follows his presentation.

“This book delivers what America needs now more than ever—a good laugh at ourselves. Big Guns is a satire about the gun lobby, political corruption, and Washington power, but it is more than the sum of its parts; it’s a serious indictment of America, told by a man who has spent sixteen years in Congress and knows of what he writes.”
— Nelson DeMille

A reception with light refreshments starts at 7:30 pm. The formal program begins at 8:00 pm, followed by a brief Q&A. Dolphin Bookshop, the official bookseller, will have copies of the book available for sale, and Rep. Israel will personally autograph purchased copies.

Rep. Israel served in the U.S. Congress from 2001 to 2017. When he decided not to seek another term, he was already on his way to establishing himself as a notable author. He began writing about his sixteen years of experience as a Member of Congress. He was one of only nine members of the House Democratic leadership and possesses a singular behind-the-scenes understanding of how Washington officials strategize and process their legislative decisions. Rep. Steve Israel is considered a leading expert in congressional dynamics, which has served as the inspiration for his first novel in 2015, “The Global War on Morris.”  On the heels of his first literary success, Rep. Israel has written a second novel, “Big Guns” awaiting release on April 17, 2018.

For more information, visit Reservations are requested by emailing your name and number of guests to The event takes place at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050.

  • April 25, 2018
    7:30 am - 9:30 pm