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      History Book Festival Presents: Susan Berfield - The Hour of Fate in Lewes


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      July 15, 2020

      Wednesday   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      111 Adams Avenue
      Lewes, Delaware 19958

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      History Book Festival Presents: Susan Berfield - The Hour of Fate

      In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us for a live, interactive talk with Susan Berfield, author of “The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J. P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism,” one of the books featured at the 2020 virtual History Book Festival.

      In 1902, one of J. P. Morgan’s companies, Northern Securities, was sued by Theodore Roosevelt’s administration for antitrust violations. As the case ramped up, the coal miners went on strike, abandoning the anthracite pits that fueled Morgan’s trains and heated the homes of Roosevelt’s citizens. With millions of dollars on the line, winter bearing down, and revolution in the air, it was a crisis that neither man alone could solve. The outcome of the strike and the case would change the course of history.

      Susan Berfield is an investigative reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News, where she has covered some of America’s largest corporations. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

      Online program from the History Book Festival and the Lewes Public Library.

      NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Literary & Books

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