Jared Diamond will Launch & Present his New Softcover ~ Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jared Diamond, New York Times Bestselling Author, will Launch & Present his New Softcover Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis.  This Author Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.

ABOUT JARED DIAMOND:  Jared Diamond, a Noted Polymath, is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Among his many Awards are the U.S. National Medal of Science, Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and Election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.  He is the Author of the International Bestselling Books: Guns, Germs, and SteelCollapseWhy Is Sex Fun?The World until Yesterdayand The Third Chimpanzee, and is the Presenter of TV Documentary Series based on 3 of those Books.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A "riveting and illuminating" ~ Bill Gates Summer Reading Pick about how and why some Nations recover from trauma and others don't (Yuval Noah Harari), by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of the Landmark Bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel.

In his international Bestsellers: Guns, Germs and Steel, and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes Civilizations rise and fall.  Now, in his 3rd Book in this monumental Trilogy, he reveals how successful Nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes, a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises.

Diamond compares how 6 Countries have survived recent upheavals, ranging from the forced opening of Japan by U.S. Commodore Perry's Fleet, to the Soviet Union's attack on Finland, to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia, to the transformations of Germany and Austria after World War II.  Because Diamond has lived and spoken the language in 5 of these 6 Countries, he can Present gut-wrenching Histories experienced firsthand.  These Nations coped, to varying degrees, through mechanisms such as acknowledgment of responsibility, painfully honest self-appraisal, and learning from models of other Nations.  Looking to the future, Diamond examines whether the United States, Japan, and the whole World are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face.  Can we learn from lessons of the past?

Adding a psychological dimension to the in-depth History, Geography, Biology, and Anthropology that mark all of Diamond's Books, Upheaval reveals factors influencing how both whole Nations and individual people can respond to big challenges.  The result is a Book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 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:  Jared Diamond, New York Times Bestselling Author, will Launch & Present his New Softcover Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (1 or 2 People plus 1 Softcover of Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis):  $22.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Author Autographed Softcover of  Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, 1 Stamped Author Autographing Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price.

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The Publication & Sale Date for Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis is Tuesday, May 12, 2020.  All Orders will be available at our Will-Call Table in the Lobby of Unity Temple on The Plaza beginning on the Night of our Launch Author Event on Tuesday May, 12, 2020, 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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
SKU: JaredDiamondADMIT2

ADMIT TWO:  1 Softcover of Upheaval, 1 Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket.

SKU: JaredDiamondADMIT1

ADMIT ONE:  1 Softcover of Upheaval, and 1 Stamped Autographed Admission Ticket.

SKU: A9780316409148

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED SOFTCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Softcover of Upheaval by Jared Diamond.

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