Bookmarks presents Erik Larson

Saturday, February 29  |  7:00 pm at Calvary Moravian Church

Join us to hear about The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, the latest book from Erik Larson.

Tickets will be available to members of Bookmarks' Signed First Editions Club on January 6, 2020. Members will also have access to an exclusive signing line with the option to bring books from home to be signed. Click here to learn more about the Signed First Editions Club.

Tickets will be available to the public on January 13, 2020.

All tickets include a copy of The Splendid and the Vile, but only members of Signed First Editions Club will be able to get their books personalized.

Erik Larson, 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.

Can't make it to the event? Pre-order your signed copy of The Splendid and the Vile below and pick it up after February 29 or click here to have it shipped to you:

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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

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


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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

This New York Times bestseller intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania


In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307408853
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Published: Broadway Books - May 1st, 2012

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.

The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.


Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375708275
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Published: Vintage - July 11th, 2000

From the bestselling author of The Devil in the White City, here is the true story of the deadliest hurricane in history.

National Bestseller


Thunderstruck Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400080670
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Published: Broadway Books - September 25th, 2007

A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.”