Be sure to register! Before September 19, all registrants will receive an email with information on how to access to the event.
The program will start at 7:30 p.m., but attendees are welcome and encouraged to log on early and chat with fellow Obies.
If you have changes to your registration, or cannot join the virtual discussion, please contact 510.841.4182 or email@example.com.
Visit goodreads.com to grab your copy of The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill’s, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz.
"In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson, the author of such earlier books as In the Garden of Beasts and The Devil in the White City, tells the story of how that feat was indeed accomplished during Churchill’s first year as prime minister, rescuing Western civilization from the edge of the abyss and leaving it free to continue to fight. Through the remarkably skillful use of intimate diaries as well as public documents, some newly released, Larson has transformed the well-known record of 12 turbulent months, stretching from May of 1940 through May of 1941, into a book that is fresh, fast and deeply moving."
- Candice Millard, New York Times
"There are countless books about World War II, but there's only one Erik Larson. The author is known for his fascinating nonfiction accounts of subjects ranging from guns to hurricanes; his best-known work, The Devil in the White City, told the story of the 1893 World's Fair and notorious serial killer H.H. Holmes. Over his career, he has developed a reputation for being able to write about disparate subjects with intelligence, wit and beautiful prose. Fans of Larson will be happy to hear that his latest book, The Splendid and the Vile, is no exception. It's a sprawling, gripping account of Winston Churchill's first year as prime minister of the United Kingdom, and it's nearly impossible to put down."
- Michael Shaub, NPR
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