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Erik M. Larson has 8 upcoming events.

Mar
19
Rochester Arts & Lectures: Erik Larson
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm
Erik Larson has written four New York Times bestsellers. His most recent is his portrait of the American ambassador and his family in Berlin during the first years of Hitler’s reign, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, which remained on the list for 35 weeks. His account of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, including that of a ruthless serial killer, The Devil in the White City, was on the New York Times hardcover and paperback lists for a combined total of over three years—it also won the Edgar Award for nonfiction crime writing and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His previous books, Thunderstruck and Isaac’s Storm, also became bestsellers. Among his other books are Lethal Passage and The Naked Consumer. The New York Times Book Review has said, “Larson is a marvelous writer…superb at creating characters with a few short strokes." Larson was also a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal and a contributing writer for Time magazine and he has written for The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The New Yorker among other publications. (strongstuff)… (more)
Mar
10
SPECIAL EVENT: #1 New York Times Bestselling Author ERIK LARSON
Oblong Books & Music - Millerton, Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm
Oblong Books & Music is proud to present#1 New York Times bestselling author & undisputed master of narrative nonfiction ERIK LARSON for the launch of his new book "DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. Ecolab Auditorium/ Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY TICKETS REQUIRED - SCROLL DOWN TO PURCHASE From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In the Garden of Beasts,Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck and Isaac's Storm comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster. On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds" and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. He knew, moreover, that his ship--the fastest then in service--could outrun any threat. Full of glamor, mystery, and real-life suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, and captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster that helped place America on the road to war. Event management for ERIK LARSON - "DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" - presented by Oblong Books powered by Eventbrite

Location: Street: Culinary Institute of America - Ecolab Auditorium/ Marriot Pavilion Additional: 1946 Campus Drive City: Hyde Park, Province: New York Postal Code: 12538 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
9
Erik Larson: Dead Wake
Left Bank Books, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
Ethical Society of St. Louis

Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books present Erik Larson, bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts, who will sign and discuss his new book Dead wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.

Ticket Information: $31 admits one and includes one copy of Dead wake. $36 admits two, includes one copy of Dead wake, and $5 is rebatable towards the purchase of a second copy of Dead wake at the event. On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner sailed out of New York, carrying a record number of children and infants. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, but captain William Thomas Turner placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game. As the "Lusitania" made its way toward Liverpool, an array of forces—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.

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Location: Street: Ethical Society of St. Louis Additional: 9001 Clayton Rd. City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63117 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
14
Manchester: Off the Shelf with Erik Larson presenting "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania"
Northshire Bookstore, Saturday, March 14 at 7pm
Off the Shelf with Erik Larson presenting Dead wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania. Gripping and important, Dead wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster that helped place America on the road to war. Saturday, March 14, 7 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Venue: Maple Street School, Manchester Center, VT, 05255. Map here.

Off the Shelf: Authors in Conversation - a partnership between the Northshire Bookstore and WAMC Northeast Public Radio - a live event featuring Joe Donahue of WAMC’s National Productions The Book Show interviewing authors. Each event is taped and later aired on WAMC, reaching thousands of listeners, as well as several other radio stations nationally.

Full of glamour, mystery, and real-life suspense, Dead wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle to President Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster that helped place America on the road to war.

Erik Larson is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in fourteen countries.

$33.00: Ticket with book. One seat and one copy of Dead wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania $40.00: Bring a friend! Two seats and one copy of Dead wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Please note: Dead wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania will be released on March 10. You may present your ticket in the store to pick up your book after that date, or you may pick up your book at the event. Purchases may be made online, in-store at either our Saratoga Springs or Manchester Center location, and via phone 800 437 3700. If purchasing your ticket online, your online receipt is your ticket and must be presented at the event. For further online assistance you may contact Liz Barnum at lbarnum@northshire.com. CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a signed copy from this event, please call us at 800 437 3700 or click HERE (let us know in the "order comments" field to whom you'd like your book(s) personalized) to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you. We ship anywhere in the United States and to most international locations (extra charges apply).

Location: Street: 4869 Main St Additional: City: Manchester Center, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05255 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
13
Erik Larson, 'Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania'
Gibson's Bookstore, Friday, March 13 at 7pm
Friday, March 13th, 2015, 7pm at Concord High School auditorium

Historian Erik Larson presents his newest book, Dead wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.

This is a ticketed event! Tickets will be $28 for a book/ticket combo, or $5 for loose tickets. Check back soon for a ticket purchasing link.

Larson (In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America) once again demonstrates his expert researching skills and writing abilities, this time shedding light on nagging questions about the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915.

"...Most fascinating is his explanation of the intricacy of sailing, submerging and maneuvering a U-boat. Gaining position to fire a torpedo that has only a 60 percent chance of exploding belies the number of ships sunk. Throughout the voyage, many omens predicted disaster, especially the publication of a German warning the morning of sailing.

The British Admiralty had broken the German codes and could track the whereabouts of submarines, particularly the deadly U-20. They knew that six U-boats left base during the last week of April, and three ships sank in the same channel the week before the Lusitania. The admiralty had decided to open a safer northern channel to merchant shipping but hadn't directed the Lusitania to use it....

Larson explores curiosities and a long list of what ifs: If the Lusitania had not been late in sailing, if the fog had persisted longer, if the captain hadn't turned to starboard into the sub's path and if that one torpedo hadn't hit just in the right spot, the Lusitania might have arrived safely. An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster."~Kirkus Reviews

Location: Street: 170 Warren St Additional: City: Concord , Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03301 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Erik M. Larson has 1 media appearance.

Sep
14
Erik Larson
Booknotes, Sunday, September 14, 2003
Erik Larson discusses The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.

—from the publisher's website Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds—a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Erik Larson’s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both. (timspalding)… (more)

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