Historian Eliga Gould is scheduled to present a talk based on his recent book, “Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire,” at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St. The book is the recipient of several awards, including The Library Journal’s 2012 Best Book honor and the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic’s 2013 Best Book prize. It was also a finalist for the 2013 George Washington Book Prize. Gould is professor and chairman of the history department at the University of New Hampshire. He specializes in Colonial, Revolutionary War, and early Atlantic history. His talk is sponsored by the American College of History and Legal Studies. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact professor Jessica Parrat email@example.com or 603-458-5145, ext. 10. Seating is limited; RSVPs are requested by Oct. 11.