Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on September 30, 2010
ARCHITECTURE AS ART
"Miami Architecture" author Randall Robinson Jr. speaks about notable buildings in downtown Miami, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove. Mr. Robinson is the former executive director of the North Beach Development Council and co-author of "MiMo: Miami Modern Revealed." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
As former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Crisis Negotiation Unit, Gary Noesner played a major role in some of the most famous US hostage crises. Mr. Noesner shares true, heart-pounding tales and communication techniques he used to diffuse standoffs in his book "Stalling for Time." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Author Hermann Beck discusses his book "The Fateful Alliance," which analyzes the relationship between the Conservatives and the Nazi Party in pre-World War II Germany and offers a new take on the Nazis’ seizure of power. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Robert Straley shares the personal experiences behind his book "The Boys of the Dark: A Story of Betrayal and Redemption in the Deep South." Mr. Straley’s story drew national attention as he and another man that attended a Florida reform school in the ’50s and ’60s spoke out against the abuse they endured there some 50 years later. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
THE GREAT GROVE
The Bookstore in the Grove throws a book-release party for local historian Arva Moore Parks and Bo Bennett’s "Coconut Grove." Ms. Parks will be signing copies of the book, along with wine and cheese offerings and a musical performance by Bobby Ingram. 7:30 p.m. The Bookstore in the Grove, 3399 Virginia St., suite 620, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 443-2855 or www.thebookstoreinthegrove.com.