Richard Rhodes presents Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made
6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required
Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included.
7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book signing. No RSVP required.
Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)
About the book: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb—the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. The Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and John Dos Passos. The idealism of the cause—defending democracy from fascism at a time when Europe was darkening toward another world war—and the brutality of the conflict drew from them some of their best work: Guernica, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Homage to Catalonia, The Spanish Earth.
Books will be available for purchase at this event.
This program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.
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