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Churchill, Family, and Defiance during the Blitz
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Erik Larson
Tue, March 31st, 2020 | 6:30 pm | Ticket & Book Combo $58 (Members $48)*


During the Second World War the Nazis bombed Britain relentlessly, killing 45,000 Britons and destroying two million homes. Drawing on recently declassified files, intelligence reports, and personal diaries that are only now available, author Erik Larson offers fresh insight on the experience of the Blitz through the lens of the newly elected Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his family.

Erik Larson is the author of numerous nonfiction bestsellers. His most recent book is The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance during the Blitz.

*Ticket price of this program includes a copy of Erik Larson’s book, The Splendid and the Vile, and includes NYS sales tax (8.875%).


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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Through the generosity of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the New-York Historical Society brings a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side.

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