Brantley Hargrove & Charles J. Shields in Little Rock, AR
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Brantley Hargrove & Charles J. Shields in Little Rock, AR

Brantley Hargrove is a journalist who has written for Wired, Popular Mechanics, and Texas Monthly. In his reporting, he has explored the world of South American jewel thieves who terrorize diamond dealers in South Florida and has gone inside the effort to reverse-engineer supertornadoes using supercomputers. Chasing violent storms from the Great Plains down to the Texas coast, he encountered a land-falling Category 4 hurricane and one of the rarest tornadic events in recent memory: twin EF4 tornadoes that chewed through a small Nebraska farming village. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Renee, and their two cats. The Man Who Caught the Storm is his first book.

Charles J. Shields, author of The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel, is also the author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, which was a New York Times bestseller, a Literary Guild Selection, and a Book-of-the-Month Club Alternate. His young adult biography of Harper Lee, I Am Scout, was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a Junior Literary Guild Selection. Shields also published And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life, which was a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year.

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“Into the Tornado with Tim Samaras” at the South Dakota Festival of Books
Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

“Into the Tornado with Tim Samaras” at the South Dakota Festival of Books

Brantley Hargrove will guide the audience through the late storm chaser Tim Samaras's remarkable life, his dangerous science, and Hargrove's own brushes beneath deadly storms, where he went searching for the story.

Learn more about this and Hargrove's other presentation at the festival here.

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THE MAN WHO CAUGHT THE STORM — Fort Worth
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

THE MAN WHO CAUGHT THE STORM — Fort Worth

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The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History welcomes you for an evening surrounding nature's most dramatic phenomena! Enjoy a showing of Tornado Alley in the Omni Theater at 6 PM followed by a Celebrity Lecture with Brantley Hargrove about his book on storm chaser Tim Samaras at 7 PM. The film and lecture are free, but registration is required. Paid tickets to a private wine and cheese reception at 5 PM are also available.

Register or buy tickets here

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