Douglas Preston will present The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Douglas Preston will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Softcover The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Douglas Preston worked as a Writer and Editor for the American Museum of Natural History and taught Writing at Princeton University.  He has written for The New Yorker, Natural History, National Geographic, Harper's, Smithsonian, and The Atlantic.  The Author of several acclaimed Nonfiction Books—including the Bestseller The Monster of Florence—Preston is also the Co-Author with Lincoln Child of the Bestselling Series of Novels featuring FBI Agent Pendergast.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Since the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumors have circulated about an ancient White City of immense wealth hidden in the Honduran interior.  Indigenous tribes spoke of ancestors who had fled there to escape the Spanish, warning that anyone who disturbs this sacred city will fall ill and die.  Myths of treasure and every imaginable curse run rampant – but the fact that the city existed somewhere out in the jungles of Mosquitia, was widely accepted by Hondurans.  In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the jungle with hundreds of artifacts and tantalizing stories of having seen the crumbling walls of the Lost City of the Monkey God for himself.  Soon after, he committed suicide without revealing its mysterious location.  Three Quarters of a Century later, Douglas Preston climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying a machine that would change everything: LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), an expensive laser technology on loan from NASA that could map the terrain under the dense rainforest canopy to a resolution within three feet.  That flight revealed for the first time an unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing proof of not just the mythical city but an entire lost civilization – contemporaries of, but distinct from the Mayans.

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story is #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Douglas Preston’s riveting, danger-filled narrative about the incredible discovery and the life-threatening events that followed.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, September 11, 2017, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Douglas Preston will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Softcover The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning. 

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE OR TWO):  $15.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Softcover of The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages will be available for purchase at our Sales & Service Table in the lobby of Unity Temple beginning at 6:00 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Includes One Author Autographed Softcover of The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston.

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