Erik Larson

Erik Larson (born January 3, 1954) is an American journalist and author of nonfiction books. He has written a number of bestsellers, including The Devil in the White City (2003), about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and a series of murders by H. H. Holmes that were committed in the city around the time of the Fair. The Devil in the White City won the 2004 Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category, among other awards.

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

Oftentimes the portrayal of historic events casts key figures as static chess-pieces engaged in a series of battles, negotiations, and strategies. While many people are aware of Winston Churchill’s magnetic speeches and integral role in acquiring victory for the Allies in World War II, the story of how this simultaneously empathetic and cutthroat man maintained daily life with his family and the “Secret Circle” is little known. Journalist Erik Larson delivers a vivid narrative of the man whose strength of character empowered a nation to persevere through the year that shook the earth.

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