First Saturday Storytime in the Square

09/06/2014 9:00 am
America/Chicago

Storytime at Lake Forest Book Store

Saturday September 6 at 9:00 a.m.

Please call Lake Forest Book Store to register at 847-234-4420

Join us for stories, activities and snacks.

Location: 
Street:
680 N Western Ave
Additional:
City:
Lake Forest
,
Province:
Illinois
Postal Code:
60045
Country:
United States

Laurence Gonzales at Lake Forest Book Store

09/06/2014 3:00 pm
America/Chicago

Laurence Gonzales, author of Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

(W. W. Norton $27.95)

Saturday September 6 at 3:00 p.m.

Register at Lake Forest Book Store 847-234-4420

Please welcome author Laurence Gonzales as our "Guest Bookseller". He will be offering recommendations, signing books, and joining us for an engaging afternoon.

Twenty-five years after the catastrophe, a dramatic and extraordinarily rare 360-degree view of the crash of a fully loaded jumbo jet.

Journalist Gonzalez finds grace amid tragedy in his searing study of the fiery 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232: 184 of the 296 passengers survived, and the drama unfolded over 44 nerve-wracking minutes while the pilots wrestled the plane towards an airport after an explosion destroyed the hydraulic controls, a catastrophe that should have rendered the huge DC-10 jet unflyable. Working from extensive interviews with survivors and rescue workers, Gonzalez presents a engrossing, cinematic account of the crash and the ordeal that preceded it as crew and passengers prepared themselves for almost certain death. There's heroism here, and dumbfounding twists of fate that allowed the lucky to step straight from flame and carnage into a sunlit Iowa cornfield with barely a scratch. Along the way, Gonzalez presents an absorbing account of the delicate machinery of flight and the titanic forces it must withstand and of the investigation that traced the disaster to a tiny flaw therein. Gonzalez's gripping narrative shows us people at their most vulnerable, and admirable.

Laurence Gonzales was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why and the sequel, Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience (both from W.W. Norton).  Gonzales has won many awards, including two National Magazine Awards and the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University.

 

Location: 
Street:
680 N Western Ave
Additional:
City:
Lake Forest
,
Province:
Illinois
Postal Code:
60045
Country:
United States

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