How do you fit the pill, Daniel Boone, Mark Twain, bird guano, synthetics, Daniel Burnham’s Chicago Plan and his lesser known tropical highlands project, the Beatles, standardized screws, bikinis, Theodore Roosevelt, Ian Fleming and the inspiration for Dr No, and much, much more into a page-turner of a book about a single country? Well, you write about a big country ... bigger than you might imagine. Far bigger.
How To Hide an Empire is the book and it brims with sur-
prises about America’s history, culture, cartography, and the remarkable expansion of what began as a group of small colonies clustered along the Atlantic coast. Our tour guide on this fascinating journey will be Northwestern professor and author Daniel Immerwahr. Perhaps you heard him interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air. If you did, you will certainly want to come for the live version and, if you did not, you’ll want to come and see what you missed.
Of course, there will be copies of How To Hide an Empire available for purchase and inscription!
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