In his meticulously researched books, Daniel James Brown outlines the courage and bravery of unfamiliar characters in the most harrowing sagas of American history. Under a Flaming Sky tells the dramatic story of the 2,000 people trapped in the Great Hinckley fire storm of 1894. The Indifferent Stars Above—a New York Times Editor’s Pick—retraces the footsteps of Sarah Graves, a young newlywed who joined the ill-fated Donner Party of California-bound pioneers. Set against the grim backdrop of the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat celebrates the working class boys of the American rowing team at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics who transformed the sport and inspired a desperate nation in their pursuit of Olympic gold.
Introduced by U.S. national team rower and national championship coach, Fred Duling.