Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 PM (rescheduled from Tuesday, June 12)
Fort Greene Nonfiction Book Group discusses The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television
At Greene Grape Annex
Led by Greenlight bookseller Nick, our nonfiction book group in Fort Greene reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For June, the group discusses The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television. In a story that is both of its time and timeless, Evan I. Schwartz tells a tale of genius versus greed, innocence versus deceit, and independent brilliance versus corporate arrogance. Twenty-year-old genius Philo T. Farnsworth was working in a laboratory above a garage in San Francisco, filing for patents for what would become one of the most influential inventions of our time. Enter RCA tycoon David Sarnoff, who becomes determined to control television in the same way he monopolized radio. Based on original research, The Last Lone Inventor is the story of the epic struggle between two equally passionate adversaries whose clash symbolized a turning point in the culture of creativity.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.