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David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He graduated from Connecticut College in 1989, and earned a master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a master's degree from Boston College in creative writing. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. His stories have been published in numerous anthologies of American writing. His books include The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon which won the Indies Choice award for the best nonfiction book of 2009, and Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
The festival will occur from Thursday, October 25th through Saturday, October 27th. All events on Friday and Saturday will occur at the Charleston Civic Center, Charleston West Virginia.
Thursday's event with author Jill Lepore is the annual McCreight Lecture in the Humanities. This event will take place at Riggleman Hall at the University of Charleston and is sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council. (BookDivasReads)… (plus d'informations)
The July 8th discussion focuses on a non-traditional non-fiction adventure, David Grann’s THE LOST CITY OF Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon.
The San Diego Book Discussion Group is led by Fearless Leader Christine. Participation is open to all readers; readers need not have completed a particular book to attend – it’s the perfect opportunity for readers to branch out and find new favorites!
Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection!
Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (ajouté depuis IndieBound)… (plus d'informations)
What’s better than talking about a book with a group of friends? Talking about a book with a group of friends during Happy Hour at Opa (2050 S. Lamar Blvd)! Come hang out with Mandy and Joel the last Thursday of every month at 5:30PM where we’ll discuss books over cocktails. This month’s book is THE LOST CITY OF Z by David Grann.
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (ajouté depuis IndieBound)… (plus d'informations)
Toby Lester, DaVinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
“Like almost everyone, I’ve seen Leonardo’s drawing of the nude man in the circle. But until I read Toby Lester’s terrific new book, I had no idea about the story behind the picture--or even that there was a story behind the picture. Deftly weaving together art, architecture, history, theology, and much else, Da Vinci’s Ghost is a first-rate intellectual enchantment.” Charles Mann, author of 1493
“Every once in a while that rare book comes along that is not only wonderfully written and utterly compelling but also alters the way you perceive the world. Toby Lester’s Da Vinci’s Ghost is such a book. Like a detective, Lester uncovers the secrets of an iconic drawing and pieces together a magisterial history of art and ideas and beauty.” David Grann, author of THE LOST CITY OF Z
Toby Lester is a contributing editor to and has written extensively for The Atlantic. A former PeaceCorps volunteer and United Nations observer, he lives in the Boston area with his wife and three daughters. His previous book, The Fourth Part of the World, about the map that gave America its name, was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Award and was picked as a Book of the Year by several publications. His work has also been featured on This American Life.
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (ajouté depuis IndieBound)… (plus d'informations)
In 1925, Percy Fawcett vowed to find El Dorado in one of the most daring expeditions of the time. Fawcett was never seen again. David Grann has written an incredible story of adventure, intrigue, and obsession. (DPLFictionRoom)
The Lost City of Z by David Grann tells the story of Colonel Fawcett, a swashbuckling adventurer who went missing in the Amazon. Now David Grann tries to discover what happened to the famed explorer. (booksense)