Tim Wendel will be reading, taking questions and signing his latest book, "Summer of '68," from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at McLean & Eakin, Booksellers in Petoskey.
Set in the tension-filled year after the Detroit riots and in the shadow of the Martin Luther King Jr. funeral and the assassination of Robert Kennedy, "Summer of '68" was a time in baseball when pitchers were dominating like never before and in the end, pitting the Detroit Tigers with Dennis McLain, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton and Al Kaline against the St. Louis Cardinals with Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Tim McCarver and Lou Brock for the World Series title. One team was playing to establish a dynasty, the other fighting to help pull a city from the ashes.
One of Wendel's first jobs was writing music reviews for The Buffalo Courier-Express. Since then, his writing career has taken him to both coasts and in between, covering everything from the Olympics, to politics, to the America's Cup. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, GQ and many others.
He teaches fiction and nonfiction writing at Johns Hopkins University. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife and two children.
This is a free wine and cheese event but reservations are requested. For details, contact McLean & Eakin at (231) 347-1180, (800) 968-1910, or www.mcleanandeakin.com.
Author of 'Summer of '68' signs books Wednesday
Tim Wendel (July 30, 2012)
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