Erik Larson | The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War

Sun, May 5, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Cost: $17.50 auditorium ticket; $45.00 ticket with book

Tickets will be available for sale at the will-call table in the lobby after 6:45 p.m.

“America’s most compelling popular historian” (The Christian Science Monitor)Erik Larson is the bestselling author of eight critically acclaimed books, including The Splendid and the Vile, a chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz; In the Garden of Beasts, the story of the first American ambassador to Nazi Germany; The Devil in the White City, a history of the serial killer who stalked attendees of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago; and Dead Wake, the tale of the 1915 sinking of the RMS Lusitania. A former features writer for The Wall Street Journal and a contributing writer for Time magazine, he has contributed articles to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s, among other publications. In The Demon of Unrest, Larson delves into the five pivotal months preceding the Civil War to expose the controversies, crises, and personalities that led America into its bloodiest war.

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Books will be available for purchase at the library on event night
Collect your pre-signed book as you enter the auditorium
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books
Ticket price includes processing fee
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