Author Events

  • Local Author David Sweet at Lake Forest Book Store

    Local sports columnist and author David Sweet appears at Lake Forest Book Store with his new book centered on one of the most controversial events in Olympic Games history.

    THREE SECONS IN MUNICH: THE CONTROVERSIAL 1972 OLYMPIC BASKETBALL FINAL

    University of Nebraska Press  $30.00  Releases September 1, 2019

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    at Lake Forest Book Store

    Books available for purchase and signing

    Refreshments will be served

    Call 847-234-4420 to sign up

    “David Sweet takes readers on the twisted story of the 1972 Olympic basketball final against the Soviet Union. His book captures the spirit of the most controversial game in Olympic history—decided not on the court but by Cold War and international basketball politics.”—Tom McMillen, U.S. player on the 1972 team and former U.S. congressman. “The 1972 Olympics will never be forgotten for many reasons. David Sweet’s thorough presentation has brought the U.S.–Soviet Union game back to life. It’s still painful to read but remains an important part of Olympic history.”—Pat Williams, Orlando Magic founder and senior vice president and author of Character Carved in Stone. “Meticulously researched and engagingly written, David Sweet’s book brings new and enlightening perspective to the tragic 1972 Munich Olympics. For USA basketball, the loss to the Soviet Union remains the single most painful game in Olympic history. Three Seconds in Munich captures all the madness and frustration and brings a turbulent period thrillingly back to life.”—E. M. Swift, former writer for Sports Illustrated and author with Katarina Witt of Only with Passion.

     

    David A. F. Sweet is the author of Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final and Lamar Hunt: The Gentle Giant Who Revolutionized Professional Sports. He launched columns for WSJ.com and NBCSports.com and has written articles for the Chicago Sun-Times, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. He served as executive editor of The North Shore Weekend and as managing editor of the Lake Forester.

     
    Event date: 
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Avenue
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Artist and author Don Bono at Lake Forest Book Store

    Artist and author Don Bono appears at Lake Forest Book Store to promote his book highlighting iconic Chicago restaurants, pubs and steak houses.

    CHICAGO'S LEGENDS: TREASURES AND DREAMS

    PIC Consultants  $22.00

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    at Lake Forest Book Store

    Books available for purchase and signing

    Refreshments will be served

    Call 847-234-4420 to register

     

    Chicago's Legends: Treasures and Dreams was the first book published by Don Bono in 2011.  The book contains the artist's drawings of the famous Italian restaurants, Irish pubs and steak houses in Chicago. It also includes the history of the buildings and the owners who founded them. Including their struggles coming to America, and not able to speak a word of English. Additionally, there are 30 family secrete recipes, and the author;s black & white portraits of Chicago's celebrities. If you or family and friends love Chicago, you will love this book. This book is the perfect gift for anyone from Chicago.

     

    Don was born and raised in Chicago to Italian and Irish parents.He is the artist and author of Chicago's Legends,Treasures and Dreams. He is currently working on his second book, hopefully due by the holiday season.

    Event date: 
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Avenue
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

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