"Ashes Under Water" with Author Michael McCarthy

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Registration for this event will close on May 16, 2024 @ 7:00pm.
There are 58 seats remaining.

Program Description

Bloomington Reads is a community reading program series, encouraging people to read and talk about the same book or, for 2024, the same topic.


Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America reviews the 1915 Eastland Disaster and goes forward from there. The book covers the aftermath and legal battles that resulted. Learn about the battle between big business and a hero of the day, an immigrant whistleblower represented by attorney Clarence Darrow. Author Michael McCarthy will talk about his research into unpublished evidence and how he brought the full story to light.

Check out a copy of this book in print or borrow it through Hoopla if you wish to read it before the presentation.

Registration is required for those who wish to attend this program virtually via Zoom. Register online below, by calling 309.590.6168, or by visiting the Help Desk on the Library's second floor. Those attending in person do not need to register.

Questions about this program can be emailed to Carol at reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org.


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