Online Event, Author Talk, Public Program War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War 27 July 2020.Monday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program. Randy W. Robert, Purdue University and Johnny Smith, Georgia Tech Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/war_fever_cropped.jpg

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In the fall of 1918, a fever gripped Boston. The deadly Spanish flu, the Great War and anxiety of German spies kept people off the streets. War Fever explores this delirious moment in American history through the stories of three men: Karl Muck, the German conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, accused of being an enemy spy; Charles Whittlesey, a Harvard law graduate who became an unlikely hero in Europe; and the most famous baseball player of all time, Babe Ruth, poised to revolutionize the game he loved. Together, they offer a gripping narrative of America at war and American culture in upheaval.

Please note, this is an online event. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

 

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