Author Talk with David Baron, "American Eclipse"

AMERICAN ECLIPSE tells the story of pioneering 19th century scientists''planet hunter James Craig Watson, astronomer Maria Mitchell, and inventor Thomas Edison''who gathered in the West with an extraordinary cast of supporting characters on a day when the sun hid and far more was revealed.

Baron offers an untold tale of ambition, failure, and eventual triumph, the book brings to life the intellectual and technological flowering of late-nineteenth-century America, a period that laid the foundation for the country's eventual rise to scientific greatness.

Co Sponsored with the Maria Mitchell Association in celebration of Maria Mitchell's 200th birthday.

Free admission

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Event address: 
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street
American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631490163
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 6th, 2017

On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon's shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas.