Deborah Baker with Kanishk Tharoor

Fort Greene store:
Thursday, August 30, 7:30 PM
Deborah Baker presents The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire
In conversation with Kanishk Tharoor

Pulitzer Prize finalist (and Greenlight neighbor) Deborah Baker presents her latest book— a sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the glory days of Himalayan exploration and the waning of the British Empire in India. Set in Calcutta, London, the glacier-locked wilds of the Karakoram, and on Everest itself, The Last Englishmen is the story of a generation: of Indian and English writers and artists, explorers and Communist spies, Die Hards and Indian nationalists, political rogues and police informers. At the center of this exhilarating drama is geologist John Auden, explorer Michael Spender, and painter Nancy Sharp—and the love triangle between the three. Dense with romance and intrigue, and of startling relevance for the great power games of our own day, Baker's The Last Englishmen is an engrossing story that traces the end of empire and the stirring of a new world order. Baker presents her latest book in conversation with Kanishk Tharoor, writer, broadcaster, and author of Swimmer Among the Stars. A signing and Q&A follow the discussion.

Event date: 

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978044
Availability: Available at our distributor; usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Graywolf Press - August 21st, 2018

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