Neil Sheehan will talk about his latest book, A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon, at the Central Library at 400 Cathedral Street in Baltimore on Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Writers LIVE at the Library series.
Sheehan is the author of A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, which won the National Book Award in 1988 and the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in 1989. In A Fiery Peace in a Cold War -- "one of the 10 best books of 2009," according to Publishers Weekly -- Sheehan focuses on American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever and his role in the nuclear arms race. According to Sheehan, the missiles developed by Schriever helped maintain peace with the Soviet Union and spurred the development of the space program and satellite industry.
Sheehan will be signing books after his talk, and copies will be available for sale. For more information, visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's website.