“In a style that is suspenseful as well as entertaining, Larson shows us how both our highest aspirations and our most loathsome urges figured in the creation of the modern world.”

Author and historian Erik Larson is the brilliant mind behind six non-fiction best sellers.

Vividly written, meticulously researched gripping narratives have been Larson’s calling card since the breakout success of the Devil in the White City in 2003, which the New York Public Library named one of the 125 most important books of the past 125 years.

Hailed as “one of America’s greatest storytellers” by NPR, Larson will regale you with the captivating stories behind his subjects, how he creates such immersive histories, and what strange and inspiring details show up in the random archive boxes he searches through for a good story.