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Odd Mondays Non-Fiction November: Three Histories
November 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
November is non-fiction month at Odd Mondays! November 11, three authors read from their brand-new histories at Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for this free event. Tamim Ansary reads from THE INVENTION OF YESTERDAY: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Brandon Brown from THE APOLLO CHRONICLES: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions, and Julia Flynn Siler from THE WHITE DEVIL’S DAUGHTERS: Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown. A book signing follows the readings.
Here’s information on the authors:
Tamim Ansary grew up in Afghanistan and grew old in America. His grandparents were Slavic, Finnish, Arab, and Mongolian. His books include West of Kabul, East of New York, San Francisco’s One City One Book for 2008, and Destiny Disrupted, A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, which won an NCBA Award in 2009. His new book, The Invention of Yesterday, explores how we humans got to be so interconnected and why we’re still fighting.
Brandon R. Brown is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of San Francisco. He writes about science through such outlets as Smithsonian, Slate, and Scientific American. His books include a biography, Planck, winner of the 2016 Housatonic Award for non-fiction, and The Apollo Chronicles, an immersive engineering history.
Julia Flynn Siler is a New York Times best-selling author and journalist. Her most recent book, The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown, is a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her other books are Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure andThe House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty, which was a finalist for a James Beard Award and a Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished reporting. A veteran journalist, Siler is a longtime contributor and former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and has been a guest commentator on the BBC, CNBC, and CNN. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their two sons.