Gary Krist Author Event

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Gary Krist

Author of The Mirage Factory

Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm

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Gary Krist is the New York Times bestselling author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, including City of Scoundrels and Empire of SinHe has been lauded by the New York TimesWashington Post, NPR, and a slew of other outlets for his narrative histories focusing on a particular metropolis on the verge of modernization. He focused on Chicago in City of Scoundrels and New Orleans in Empire of Sin and now turns to L.A., examining the moments of the early 20th century that would turn the city into the modern metropolis that we know today. He does this through the lens of three individuals who would prove to be pivotal in shaping L.A. into “L.A.”—William Mulholland who designed the massive aqueduct that would make urban life possible in this water-starved corner of the country; D.W. Griffith who would give Los Angeles the industry it needed to grow; and Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist, faith healer, and radio preacher, who would provide the city with its identity as a worldwide center for spiritual realization and reinvention.

 

 

 

Event address: 
904 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Books: 
The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780451496386
Availability: Out of Stock.
Published: Crown - May 15th, 2018