Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on November 19, 2009
The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries presents author John Radanovich, who will discuss his new book "Wildman of Rhythm: The Life and Music of Benny Moré." The book is the first English-language biography of the famed singer, known as the "Cuban Sinatra." 6 p.m. Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami, 1300 Memorial Drive, second floor, Coral Gables. RSVP required. Details: (305) 284-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org or library.miami.edu/chc/.
Former tennis player and South Floridian Gardnar Mulloy, who won the US Championship doubles with Bill Talbert four times in the 1940’s and holds the record as the oldest player to have won the men’s doubles at Wimbledon, reads from and discusses his memoir, "As It Was." 4 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
New York Times bestselling-author Clive Cussler takes questions and talks about his latest detective novel "The Wrecker," sequel to 2007’s "The Chase." Set in 1907, the thriller follows detective Isaac Bell as he is hired by the Southern Pacific Railroad to get to the bottom of a series of train wrecks and fires planned by a saboteur. As the pieces come together, Bell realizes it’s not only the train line that is being jeopardized: the entire country is in danger. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Advance tickets are required and are available for pickup at all Books & Books locations. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Journalist Marjorie Rosen’s "Boom Town: How Wal-Mart Transformed an All-American Town into an International Community" provides a case study of America’s evolving society through tales of the people of Northwest Arkansas. The stories include that of a Palestinian immigrant turned multimillionaire contractor who dedicated himself to building a local Jewish community’s first synagogue and a black Wal-Mart executive whose hiring coincided with a KKK rally in the town square. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.