Book Discussion Group

Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.

SISTERS IN CRIME (LOCAL CHAPTER) MEETING

SATURDAY

APRIL 14

11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

SPEAKER:  Edgar®  and Agatha Nominated author Victoria Thompson writes the Gaslight Mystery Series, set in turn-of-the-century New York City and featuring midwife Sarah Brandt. Her latest, Murder in the Bowery, was a May 2017 release. The 21st book in that series, Murder on UnionSquare, will be out in May 2018.  City of Lies is the first book in her new Counterfeit Lady series, a November 2017 release from Berkley.  She also contributed to the award winning writing textbook Many Genres/One Craft. Victoria teaches in the Seton Hill University master's program in writing popular fiction. She lives in Illinois with her husband and a very spoiled little dog.  

TOPIC: It’s Not a Mystery!  Victoria Thompson will show us an easy technique for creating a mystery plot that you can use for a true mystery novel or plug into a novel of any genre. We will actually use the technique to plot a mystery together from scratch.

 

 

Murder in the Bowery (A Gaslight Mystery #20) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781101987131
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - April 3rd, 2018

City of Lies (A Counterfeit Lady Novel #1) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399586576
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Berkley - November 7th, 2017

Murder on Union Square (A Gaslight Mystery #21) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399586606
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Berkley - May 1st, 2018

History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers) Meeting

Title: The Coldest Winter

Author: David Halberstam

Discussion Leader: Gary Lundin

 

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (Paperback)

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War Cover Image

David Halberstam's magisterial and thrilling The Best and the Brightest was the defining book about the Vietnam conflict. More than three decades later, Halberstam used his unrivaled research and formidable journalistic skills to shed light on another pivotal moment in our history: the Korean War. Halberstam considered The Coldest Winter his most accomplished work, the culmination of forty-five years of writing about America's postwar foreign policy.

Halberstam gives us a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu River and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures--Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. At the same time, Halberstam provides us with his trademark highly evocative narrative journalism, chronicling the crucial battles with reportage of the highest order. As ever, Halberstam was concerned with the extraordinary courage and resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden.

The Coldest Winter is contemporary history in its most literary and luminescent form, providing crucial perspective on every war America has been involved in since. It is a book that Halberstam first decided to write more than thirty years ago and that took him nearly ten years to complete. It stands as a lasting testament to one of the greatest journalists and historians of our time, and to the fighting men whose heroism it chronicles.

About the Author


David Halberstam was one of America's most distinguished journalists and historians. After graduating from Harvard in 1955, he covered the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement, then was sent overseas by the New York Times to report on the war in Vietnam. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam reporting at the age of 30. His last fourteen books were all New York Times bestsellers.

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780786888627
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - September 1st, 2008

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