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Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon with Andrew Lawler "The Secret Token"
Halls Signature Events
Charleston, SC
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Date
Jul 20, 2018 11:30 AM



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Lunch and Presentation $32.00 ($34.11 w/service fee) N/A
Just lunch, books on sale at the event.
Lunch with the Author ++ $65.00 ($68.27 w/service fee) Sales Ended
Lunch plus Book and Speakers Table Seating
 
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Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon with Andrew Lawler "The Secret Token"
A National Bestseller

Andrew Lawler's newest book, "The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke," is a sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths --- about race, gender, and immigration---exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke

In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England's first foothold in the New World. But when the colony's leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single clue--a "secret token" carved into a tree. Neither White nor any other European laid eyes on the colonists again.

What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? For four hundred years, that question has consumed historians and amateur sleuths, leading only to dead ends and hoaxes. But after a chance encounter with a British archaeologist, journalist Andrew Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach. He set out to unravel the enigma of the lost settlers, accompanying competing researchers, each hoping to be the first to solve its riddle. In the course of his journey, Lawler encounters a host of characters obsessed with the colonists and their fate, and he determines why the Lost Colony continues to haunt our national consciousness.

Thrilling and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how its disappearance continues to define--and divide--America.

Books are provided by Blue Bicycle Books, an independent bookstore and staple in the downtown Charleston community selling new, used and rare books in the fashionable Upper King Street District.

Location

Halls Signature Events (View)
5 Faber Street, just off East Bay Street behind SNOB
Charleston, SC 29401
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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