Event | Lectures and Symposia Erik Larson, Winston Churchill: The Right Words at the Right Time
Date and Location
When: Thursday, June 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
This presentation will premiere with closed captions on both the Library's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress External and the Library's YouTube site (with captions) at https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress External. The presentation will be available for viewing afterwards at those sites and on the Library of Congress website at https://www.loc.gov/collections/event-videos/.
Where: Online Only
Part of National Book Festival Presents
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Part of the June National Book Festival Presents series "Connecting the World With Words"
Erik Larson discusses his latest book, “The Splendid and the Vile,” which tells the story of Winston Churchill during the London Blitz of World War II, with philanthropist and National Book Festival co-chairman David Rubenstein. Larson’s earlier nonfiction bestsellers include “The Devil in the White City,” a saga about the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair that was a National Book Award finalist; “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” about the British passenger liner sunk by a German U-boat in 1915; “In the Garden of the Beasts,” the tale of America’s first ambassador to Nazi Germany; and “Isaac’s Storm,” Larson’s first book in the genre about the 1900 hurricane that destroyed Galveston, Texas.