You’re invited to join the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Knox County Public Library, Union Ave Books, and Keurig Green Mountain for an evening with best-selling author Erik Larson on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre.
Larson will discuss his latest book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. The Lusitania, one of the great passenger liners of its era, was torpedoed by a German U-boat on May 7, 1915. Of the 1,960 people on board, only 763 survived; 128 Americans were among the dead.
Larson is also the author of In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac’s Storm. His books have been published in seventeen languages and have collectively sold over 5.5 million copies.
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Watch Erik Larson as he talks about the captain of the German U-boat that torpedoed the Lusitania.
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