The authors of three recently published books will speak at the New School Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. about how liquor changed American history and plays a cultural role today. The speakers are Patricia Herlihy, author of "Vodka: A Global History;" Richard Foss, author of "Rum: A Global History;" and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, author of "Gin: A Global History." Andrew F. Smith, of the New School's Food Studies program, will moderate. Admission is free and seats are first come, first serve.