Live via Zoom:
Thursday, July 16, 7:30 PM
Hosted by Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth
Featuring David Hill, author of
The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice
Created and hosted by writers Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth, Squawkin’ Sports is a new series featuring book chats with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. For this installment, Sauer and Roth chat with David Hill on his debut book, The Vapors, the incredible true story of America's original—and forgotten—capital of vice. Back in the days before Vegas was big, when the Mob was at its peak and neon lights were but a glimmer on the horizon, a little Southern town—Hot Springs, Arkansas—styled itself as a premier destination for the American leisure class. In this riveting work of forgotten history, Arkansas native Hill plots the trajectory of everything from organized crime to America’s fraught racial past. Infused with the sights and sounds of America’s entertainment heyday—jazz orchestras and auctioneers, slot machines and suited comedians—The Vapors is an arresting glimpse into a bygone era of American vice.
Use coupon code VAPORS to take 15% off your purchase of The Vapors before July 23!