Book Festival: Angus Gillespie

Location: Meeting Room

Angus Gillespie, author of Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center, relates the unique history that covers the complete life of the Twin Towers. Though they are a symbol of sorrow and great loss today, they once meant many other things to many people. 

A graduate of Yale University and Fulbright Scholar, Angus Kress Gillespie is a Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University.  He is the author of Twin Towers: The Life of New York  City’s World Trade Center. In 1999 this book was published with a small press run and little fanfare. Sales throughout the year 2000 and most of 2001 were sluggish. Suddenly, after the events of September 11, 2001, the book catapulted into the status of a best-seller. In a short time, it was on the hardback nonfiction best-seller lists for, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. In the ensuing weeks he had numerous radio and television appearances, including one on Larry King Live. Within a year's time, the book had been translated into foreign languages, a paperback edition, and a large-print edition.

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Audience: Adult
Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center by Gillespie
Saturday, 4/13/2024
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


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