with guest host Jeremiah Chamberlin.

Miles Harvey’s  The King of Confidence  tells the riveting story of James Strang, the self-proclaimed divine king of  earth, heaven — and Beaver Island. At one point, Strang controlled a quarter of  th e state of Michigan. He was assassinated in 1856 to almost no one’s dismay.

Nathienel Philbrick called this book “a masterpiece.”

Harvey is the author of the  national and international bestseller  The Island of Lost Maps  and the recipient of a Knight-Wallace Journalism  Fellowship  at the University of Michigan. He teaches creative writing at DePaul University, where he is a founding editor of Big Shoulders Books.

His book Painter in a Savage Land was named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year and a Booklist Editors’ Choice.