DANIEL OKRENT at Seattle Public Central Library
The A. SCOTT BULLITT LECTURE IN AMERICAN HISTORY presented by the SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION. A welcome Seattle return is made this evening by author and editor Daniel Okrent. A Pulitzer Prize finalist in history for his book, Great Fortune, he is here with his most recent work being the popular, and critically acclaimed work, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner). "With this marvelous page-turner of a history, Daniel Okrent tells a truly surprising story of messianic crusaders, single-interest lobbyists, righteous prosecutors, Jazz Age deifiers, bewildered brewers, headline-hungry gangsters and a vast population of freedom-loving Americans forced to endure a unique intrusion by the U.S. Government into their private lives. Last Call is a remarkable tale, told by a masterful writer." – Ken Burns. Free admission. The Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, The Seattle Public Library at (206) 386-4636, or see www.spl.org.