In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson — #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. 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, his wartime retreat, and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Tickets available on January 13, 2020. Learn more at bookmarksnc.org/erik-larson.
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