Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking by Alice Echols
Join Pikes Peak Library District's Special Collections and award winning author and historian Alice Echols at an event celebrating her new nonfiction book, Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking—the true story of how her grandfather made off with more than $20 million (in today's dollars) of Colorado Springs depositors' money during the 1930s. Echols will describe the local scandal and the secret family history she uncovered after more than a decade of research.
20 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3 p.m.
"Echols’s absorbing portrait makes Main Street the rival of Wall Street for callous corruption." Publishers Weekly
"A lively and informative treatment in which one man’s rise and fall opens a window onto a long-overlooked historical landscape in all its finely drawn detail." Kirkus Review
Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
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