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An Evening with Erik Larson, Author of "The Splendid and The Vile"
Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Ridge Room
Asheville, NC
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An Evening with Erik Larson, Author of "The Splendid and The Vile"
Malaprop's is pleased to partner with The Great Smokies Writing Program and Departments of History and English at UNC Asheville to bring #1 New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson back to Asheville!

Join us Friday, February 28 at 6:30 pm. Erik Larson discuss his new book, THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE: A SAGA OF CHURCHILL, FAMILY, AND DEFIANCE DURING THE BLITZ with Denise Kiernan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Atomic City and The Last Castle. The event will be in the Blue Ridge Room in UNCA's Highsmith Student Union.

Each ticket is $35.00 and includes admission to the event and signing line and a copy of THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE.

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and The Devil in the White City delivers a startlingly fresh portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz.

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 brinksmanship but also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchills prime-ministerial country house, Chequers, and his wartime residence, Ditchley, where Churchill and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest. Drawing on a wealth of untapped sources, including recently declassified files, intelligence reports, and personal diaries only now available, Larson provides a new lens on Londons darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their daughters, Sarah, Diana, and the youngest, Mary, who chafes against her parents wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; her illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the cadre of close advisors who comprised Churchills Secret Circle, including his dangerously observant private secretary, John Colville; newspaper baron Lord Beaverbrook; and the Rasputin-like Federick Lindemann.

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 horrorChurchills eloquence, strategic brilliance, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.

Erik Larson is the author of seven books, five of which became New York Times bestsellers. His latest Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, hit #1 on the list soon after launch. His saga of the Chicago Worlds Fair of 1893, The Devil in the White City, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and won an Edgar Award for fact-crime writing; it lingered on various Times bestseller lists for the better part of a decade. Hulu plans to adapt the book for a limited TV series, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese as executive producers. Eriks In the Garden of Beasts, about how America's first ambassador to Nazi Germany and his daughter experienced the rising terror of Hitler's rule, has been optioned by Tom Hanks for development as a feature film. Learn more at https://eriklarsonbooks.com/

About Denise Kiernan:
Denise Kiernan is an author, journalist and producer. Her latest book, The Last Castle (Sept., 2017), was an instant New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback and was also a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Her previous title, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller and has been published in seven languages. She lives in North Carolina.

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Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Ridge Room (View)
UNC Asheville, One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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