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June 20, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


The Trustees of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library are pleased to announce their 7th annual Author Event to be held Thursday, June 20, 2019. The Kennebunk River Club has graciously made the Casino available for this special presentation to our patrons and friends in the community.  This year’s fundraising event will feature award-winning author, Marc Wortman.

Marc Wortman is the author of 1941: Fighting the Shadow War : A Divided America in a World at War, which was published by Atlantic Monthly Press in April 2016. It is now available in paperback. Atlantic Books published the U.K. edition in February 2017. His previous history books include The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power (2006) and The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta (2009), both published by PublicAffairs. Pan Macmillan published The Millionaires’ Unit in the U.K.

Marc served as an advisor for Humanus Films’ multi-award-winning feature-length documentary, “The Millionaires’ Unit – U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War, which was inspired by the book. To learn more about the film, go to: www.millionairesunit.org

Recipient of Sigma Delta Chi and CASE feature writing prizes and a Daily Beast Long Reads selection, Marc has written articles on a wide range of subjects for Vanity FairSmithsonianTime/HNN, and many other popular and specialized publications. He was the recipient of a coveted New York Public Library Research Fellowship and was named the University of Texas-Dallas Jalonick Distinguished Lecturer in Aviation History in 2014. His discovery of a 1918 letter documenting a long-rumored grave robbery of Geronimo’s skull by members of Yale’s Skull & Bones drew worldwide press coverage. His reviews and essays on history and other subjects appear frequently in The Daily Beast.

He has taught at Princeton University and at a college-level program for inmates at a maximum security prison in New Jersey. He has spoken to audiences around the country and appeared on CNN, NPR, C-SPAN BookTV, History Channel, and numerous other broadcast outlets.

Marc was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in the Washington, DC, area. Following college at Brown University, he received a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. He lives with his family in New Haven, Connecticut, where he coaches lots of youth baseball.

Tickets for this event will be available on May 20 at the Graves Library or go to the Donate Button on this website and specify in the event in the notes section.  ($40 pp–includes reception, talk, and book signing.)  All proceeds from this event benefit the annual operations of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library.


June 20, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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