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(In-person) Sinkable: Obsession, the Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic, with Author Dan Stone
Friday November 4 2022 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for an in-person presentation and Q&A with Daniel Stone.
In Daniel Stone’s Sinkable: Obsession, the Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic (Dutton; August 16, 2022), he dives into the incredible culture of shipwrecks in human history. Using the world’s most famous wreck,
the Titanic, as a lens to explore the topic, Sinkable is part narrative history and part adventure, filled with colorful characters and fascinating science that reveals a crucial part of the Titanic’s story almost no one ever examines: what happened after the ship sank.
A former writer for Newsweek and National Geographic, Stone excels at shining a light on little known but captivating stories of history. His nationally bestselling 2018 book The Food Explorer illuminated the story of David Fairchild, a nineteenth century botanist responsible for bringing to the U.S. many of the crops we take for granted today, including avocados, kale, and peaches. It received rave reviews from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Associated Press, and Stone appeared on CBS “Saturday Morning,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and many more. Driven by his own curiosity about shipwrecks, Stone spent years interviewing marine biologists and astrophysicists, wreck experts, historians, and many more for SINKABLE. From the Titanic to the USS Maine, he takes readers on a deep dive into the depths of the world’s oceans and the people who devote their lives to tracking lost ships and lost treasure.
About the Author: Daniel Stone is a former staff writer for National Geographic and a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from UC Davis and Johns Hopkins University.
“The details are exquisite, the science is insightful and the personalities of the men who seek, and even claim, shipwrecks is over-the-top entertaining. A delightful read about humanity’s fascination and obsession with the sea and sea-wrecks.”—Library Journal
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Books will be for sale at this event. Plus we’ll have a fun book giveaway!
Co-sponsored by the Avon Library & Avon Historical Society.
Thursday February 2 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday February 4 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm