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Library’s HOT BOOK Discussion Examines Bestselling Author Erik Larson’s Latest Book, The Splendid and the Vile

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

New Canaan Library’s HOT BOOK discussion returns this fall, with an exploration of bestselling nonfiction author Erik Larson’s latest release, The Splendid and the Vile on Thursday, October 29 at 7 PM EST via Zoom. Moderating the discussion will be Chris O’Connor, Library Trustee with Laura Cavers, Readers’ Advisor for the Library. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration.

The Splendid and the Vile is an intimate and impeccably researched chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. Drawing on diaries, secret reports and documents – some just recently released – Larson uses his compelling narrative style to reveal a more personal Churchill, including insights into his family at the Chequers estate, his close associates from the War Room at 10 Downing Street, and his relentless campaign to persuade FDR to join the Allies.

Christopher O’Connor is Partner and Advisory at Perella Weinberg Partners. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners, Mr. O’Connor was a Managing Director at JPMorgan where he
advised a broad range of healthcare clients. He previously served in positions of increasing responsibility at The Beacon Group, a private equity and advisory firm that was acquired by JPMorgan Chase in 2000. Mr. O’Connor received a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature from Harvard College and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.