February 26, 2021
Meet the Author: Derek Dwight Anderson
Friday, February 26, 2021
Join the Larkspur Library to meet local author and educator Derek Dwight Anderson who will be talking about his new book Improbable Voices: The History of the World Since 1450 Seen from Twenty-six Unusual Perspectives.
This uniquely told world history interweaves the lives of twenty-six women and men who are not well known with the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments that have shaped the human experience through the course of the last 570 years. Meticulously researched and hailed by scholars, yet purposefully written for a broad audience, this book details the lives of doctors and musicians, aristocrats and artists, businessmen and suffragettes, scientists and generals who made essential but now largely forgotten contributions to places and eras as diverse as Reformation Europe, Mughal India, Tokugawa Japan, colonial Australia, and post-colonial Kenya.
This event is made possible by the Friends of the Larkspur Library.