ZOOM: Author David Hanna on Broken Icarus: The 1933 Chicago World's Fair, the Golden Age of Aviation, and the Rise of Fascism

  • 09/20/2023
  • 6:30 PM
  • 9/20/2023 6:30 PM CT Zoom presentation is free and open to all. Preregistration required via website.


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September Evening Program

Presented by ULCC | Chicago Art Deco Society | Caxton Club

In case you missed the in-person presentation or wish to see it again, register for the Zoom program. In 1933, Chicago staged what was up to that time the most forward-looking international exhibition in history. The 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair looked to the future as one full of glowing promise and no technology loomed larger at the Fair than aviation. In Broken Icarus, author David Hanna tracks the inspiring trajectory of aviation leading up to and through the World’s Fair of 1933, as well as the field of flight’s more sinister ties to fascism domestic and abroad to present a unique history that is both riveting and revelatory.

Raised on the coast of Maine, David Hanna currently teaches history at Stuyvesant High School in New York. He is a recipient of the New York Times “Teachers Make a Difference Award” and the University of Chicago’s “Outstanding Educator Award.” Along with his new book: on the 1933 World’s Fair, Hanna is the author of two previous books, Rendezvous with Death: The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight for France and for Civilization and Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812. Hanna is a member of the American Historical Association and has been a featured speaker at the Smithsonian and the Museum of Science & Industry.

Zoom begins promptly at 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET.

Preregistration required via website. Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

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