- July 8, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
July 8, 2017
Erica Wagner – Lecture and U.S. Book Launch – Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge
$7.00; $6.00 for Museum Members
American writer and critic Erica Wagner was the literary editor of the London Times for seventeen years and is now a contributing writer for the New Statesman and consulting literary editor for Harper’s Bazaar. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Economist, the Financial Times, and the New York Times, among others. She is the author of Ariel’s Gift,Seizure, and the short story collection Gravity. She lives in London with her husband, the writer Francis Gilbert, and their son, Theodore. “Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge,” is Wagner’s newest book. After John A. Roebling’s sudden death, Washington Roebling built what has become one of American’s most iconic structures. Yet, as recognizable as the bridge is, its builder is too often forgotten. This book is the story of immigrants, of the frontier, of the greatest crisis in American history, and of the making of the modern world. This event begins at 1pm. It is the book’s U.S. launch.