Erik Larson returns to Anderson's Bookshop
Join Anderson's Bookshops for an event to celebrate the release of Erik Larson's latest masterpiece, "The Splendid and the Vile!"
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
This is a presentation, Q&A, and book signing event. Each ticket includes a copy of the new book and admits one or two people. You will receive your book when you arrive at the event. They will not be available for pick up before that time.
Here's what you get with each ticket:
Admittance for one or two people, depending on the ticket type
A copy of "The Splendid and the Vile" handed to you when you arrive
A presentation or book talk
A signing line
A photo in the signing line
A personalization (your name in the book)
Here's what you shouldn't expect:
An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
Seating is first come, first served. Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time. We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.
PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author's and publisher's wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson's Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.
See you there!
More about the book:
On Winston Churchills 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 allyand 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 its also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchills 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 reportssome released only recentlyLarson provides a new lens on Londons 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; Pamelas illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchills Secret Circle, to whom he turns in the hardest moments.
The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of todays political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchills eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.
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