National Writers Series Presents: Erik Larson

Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile, brings to life the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War—a simmering crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two. Larson’s Demon of Unrest appears destined to top the bestseller charts. It’s been named as a most anticipated book of the year by the New York Times, Time magazine, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, New York Post, Lit Hub, and Book Riot. Demon of Unrest is a gripping account of the chaotic months between Lincoln’s election and the Confederacy’s shelling of Sumter—a period marked by tragic errors and miscommunications, enflamed egos and craven ambitions, personal tragedies and betrayals. Lincoln himself wrote that the trials of these five months were “so great that, could I have anticipated them, I would not have believed it possible to survive them.” Guest host-Doug Stanton.


July 11, 2024
July 11, 2024
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City Opera House
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National Writers Series
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Traverse City, MI 49686