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Classic car enthusiasts & Michigan history buffs- you won’t want to miss this!
Several authors whose engaging works were chosen as 2017 Michigan Notable Books selections will visit nearly 50 libraries throughout the state to offer storytelling, book signings and question-and-answer time with guests. Visiting the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building is author Steve Lehto, who will discuss his award-winning book Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow on Friday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow tells the story of the man who tried to start his own car company after World War II. He promised an advanced car at an affordable price but his enterprise was shut down before he could build more than 51 cars. Was he merely trying the impossible or were there darker forces operating against him?
Steve Lehto has authored three previous Michigan Notable Book titles including: Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation; Michigan’s Columbus: The Life of Douglass Houghton; and, Death’s Door: The Truth behind Michigan’s Largest Mass Murder. In addition to numerous other full sized works, he has also published articles in places like the Huffington Post, Michigan History Magazine, and other publications. Mr. Lehto is a weekly columnist at RoadandTrack.com, an attorney, and professor.
The 2017 Michigan Notable Books program annually selects 20 of the most outstanding books published in that year – either written by a Michigan author, or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. The author tour is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Meijer, and the Michigan Center for the Book. Media Sponsors are Queue Advertising and Tom Gennara Photography.
The Carnegie Building is located at 451 E. Mitchell Street in Petoskey. For more information about library programs, or to register for this free event, call 231-758-3100, or view the event calendar online at www.petoskeylibrary.org.
This event is in partnership with McLean & Eakin Booksellers, who will be on site selling Lehto’s books.