Bookmarks Presents Erik Larson
Bookmarks is excited to host Erik Larson on tour for his newest book. This is a ticketed event. All tickets include a signed copy of THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE. All seating is general admission. Ticket price includes tax and service fees. No refunds. All ticket sales are final.
Tickets on sale to Bookmarks Signed First Editions Club members on January 6th. SFEC members may purchase up to 4 tickets. To learn about joining, visit https://www.bookmarksnc.org/sfec
Tickets on sale to the public on January 13th.
There will be no public booksigning at this event. There will be a special post-event signing for Signed First Editions Club members only. One wristband given to attend the signing per membership subscription.
If you are not currently a member, you must join by February 10th to be eligible for the signing event. One membership equals entry for one to the post-event signing. To join, visit https://www.bookmarksnc.org/sfec
If you cannot make it to the event, but would like to pre-order a signed copy, please visit: https://www.bookmarksnc.org/book/9780385348713
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz
On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally--and willing to fight to the end.
In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports--some released only recently--Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents' wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill's "Secret Circle," to whom he turns in the hardest moments.
The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today's political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill's eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.
Erik Larson is the author of five national bestsellers: Dead Wake, In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than nine million copies. His books have been published in nearly twenty countries.
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