History Matters: Stephen Coss, Derek Beck and Patrick McGilligan moderated by Gary Johnson

Sunday, June 12, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Hotel Blake/Burnham Room

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Stephen Coss

Stephen Coss lives in Madison, WI. THE FEVER OF 1721 is his first book, which he was inspired to write after receiving a “Fact a Day” calendar that mentioned Boylston’s inoculation experiment. Visit his website at www.stephencoss.com.


Derek Beck

Derek W. Beck is the author of The War Before Independence: 1775-1776 (Sourcebooks). His first book, Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775 (Sourcebooks), received an honorable mention for the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award. Beck holds the rank of major in the Air Force Reserves. Visit him at www.derekbeck.com.


Patrick McGilligan

Author of Edgar-nominated "Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light," New York Times Notable Books George Cukor: A Double Life and Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast, and the life stories of directors Robert Altman, Nicholas Ray, Oscar Micheaux, and actors James Cagney, Jack Nicholson, and Clint Eastwood.


Gary Johnson (Moderator)

Gary Johnson is the eighth President of the Chicago History Museum, where he has served for ten years. He also is the head of the association of Chicago's major museums - Museums in the Park.