An Evening With

Doug Brinkley

July 13, 2019 – 7PM • City Opera House

Lisa Scottoline

MAy 30, 2019 – 7PM
City Opera House

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Event Details

Saturday July 13, 2019
Traverse City Opera House
7PM // Doors at 6PM
Live Music, Cash Bar, and Morsels Sweet Treats
Stage conversation and Q&A with author
Post-event book signing

Tickets:

$5.00 Students

$17.00 Reserved

$27.00 Premium Reserved

Meet Douglas Brinkley:

Brinkley takes readers along for the race of a lifetime 

American Moonshot is no giant leap considering Brinkley’s crucial pantheon of award-winning nonfiction titles, but it is a thrilling one.  

Something was in the air in the 1960s; or, perhaps, it was the stars that had aligned to rouse some of the most turbulent and revolutionary events the modern world had seen. It would be those same stars that two world superpowers would shoot for. 

The political, social, and technological factors that would make the 1960s a turbulent decade also aligned to make it one of the most revolutionary periods in modern history. The year was 1962, and President John F. Kennedy had just announced his intention to put a man on the moon by the decade’s end. The first commercial jet airliner had begun operation only nine years prior, a revolution that launched the West into the Jet Age. In other words, such a goal alone was astonishing—never mind its ultimate success. 
Brinkley recreates the nationalistic fervor surrounding the Space Race in riveting detail with all-new first-hand accounts from the likes of astronaut John Glenn, rocketeer Wernher von Braun, and his own signature insights and depth of historical knowledge.  

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and author of severalNew York Times best-selling works of nonfiction including The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America and The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is editor of two volumes of Reagan Diaries.

 Guest host John U. Bacon is a journalist, public speaker, sports writer and commentator, and an educator at the University of Michigan. He is the bestselling author of 13 books including Three and Out, Fourth and LongEndzone, and his latest book, The Great Halifax Explosion, an account of the largest man-made explosion the world would see until the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.

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