David Grann | The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

Wed, April 19, 2023 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: $16.50/$39.50 book w/ticket


David Grann is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, an account of the chilling true-life story of one of the most sinister conspiracies in U.S. history. A finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, it has been adapted into an upcoming film directed by Martin Scorcese. His other bestsellers include The Lost City of Z, the nonfiction tale of the deadly search for a fabled Amazonian civilization; and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, named by Men’s Journal as one of the best true crime books ever written. An award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker, Grann has previously contributed to The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic, among other periodicals. In The Wager, he details the wildly differing narratives offered by two groups of 18th century British naval castaways.

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Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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