Barnes & Noble to Host a Book Signing for Two Arcadia Publishing & The History Press Titles

Local authors will be available to sign copies of their local history books
 
 
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AUSTIN, Texas - July 19, 2018 - PRLog -- Barnes & Noble to Host a Book Signing for Two Arcadia Publishing & The History Press Titles

Local authors will be available to sign copies of their local history books


The Brodie Lane Barnes & Noble in Austin will be hosting a local author book signing on Saturday, July 28th at 3:00 p.m. Richard Zelade, author of Austin Murder & Mayhem, and Elizabeth Clare, author of The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900, will be available to sign copies of their Austin history books. Stop by to get your copies signed!

Austin Murder & Mayhem

Beneath Austin's shiny veneer lies a dark past, filled with murder, lechery and deceit. Legislators, lawmen and lawyers killed, robbed and lied just as well and just as often as the drifters and grifters preying on newcomers. The nation's first known serial killer made his debut in Austin in the form of the Servant Girl Annihilator, who is still rumored to be Jack the Ripper. After the Willis brothers murdered their neighbors over rumored buried gold, a lynch mob hanged the boys from live oaks on present-day Sixth Street. Freshman representative Louis Franke died after he was robbed and beaten on the steps of the statehouse. Author Richard Zelade delivers a fascinating look at the seedier side of Austin history.

The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900

The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900 recreates the era of Gay Nineties Austin, then—as now—a city on the rise and on the make. In 1891, at the behest of ambitious city fathers, the little city of just 15,000 people gambled its future on a project of breathtaking size—a massive hydroelectric dam across the Colorado River. This book follows the epic construction project and the brief golden era of the pleasure resort at Lake McDonald. Though troubled and controversial from the get-go, the dam embodied all of Austin's dreams. Then, on Friday, April 6, 1900, it began to rain . . .

Join the authors for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300

Austin, TX 78745

When:  Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

The combination of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer - to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com
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