THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Wednesday Oct 17 LARRY SCHWEIKART WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 7 PM Historian LARRY SCHWEIKART will discuss the newest book, A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: From America’s Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945, which he co-authored with Dave Dougherty. The book provides a new...
  2. Thursday Oct 18 BARNEY SALTZBERG THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18; 6 PM Popular kids author and illustrator BARNEY SALTZBERG will introduce two delightful new picture books, Andrew Drew and Drew and Arlo Needs Glasses. Andrew loves to draw and he can turn a line into anything he...
  3. Friday Oct 19 DAVID BELL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19; 7 PM DAVID BELL, author of Cemetery Girl, will introduce The Hiding Place, the story of Justin Manning, a boy who was murdered twenty-five years ago. Now that Dante Rogers, his convicted killer, has just been released...
  4. Sunday Oct 21 TASHA ALEXANDRA SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21; 2 PM TASHA ALEXANDRA, author of the Lady Emily novels, a series of historical suspense, will introduce her newest work, Death in the Floating City. Emily and her husband have been called to Venice by her childhood...
  5. Sunday Oct 21 OPERA OVERTURE! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21; 5 PM OPERA OVERTURE! DR. SAMEUL DORF from the University of Dayton will present an Opera Overture of Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti. It’s a wonderful preparation for those attending the Opera the following weekend. The Opera...
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LARRY SCHWEIKART

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 7 PM
Historian LARRY SCHWEIKART will discuss the newest book, A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: From America’s Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945, which he co-authored with Dave Dougherty. The book provides a new perspective on our extraordinary past—and offers lessons we can apply to preserve American exceptionalism today and tomorrow. The authors correct many of the biases that cloud the way people view major events in world history and assert the many times when America proved its dominance by upholding the principles on which it was founded – and struggled on the rare occasions when it strayed from those principles. The book emphasizes how a free, capitalist nation can thrive when put face-to-face with tyrannical and socialist powers.

Larry Schweikart is a professor of history at the University of Dayton. His previous books include A Patriot’s History of the United States, Seven Events That Made America America, and 48 Liberal Lies About American History.

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