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Authors LIVE! Presents: Stephen Harrigan

Oct 8, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

3300 Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX US 75205

Date: Oct 8, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas

Blending action and atmosphere with impeccable research, New York Times best-selling author of The Gates of the Alamo, Stephen Harrigan, brings to life with novelistic immediacy the generations of driven men and women who shaped Texas. Harrigan presents Spanish explorers, American filibusters, Comanche warriors, wildcatters, Tejano activists, and spellbinding artists-all of them taking their part in the creation of a place that became not just a nation, not just a state, but an indelible idea.

Free! No reservation required to attend the event.

Cosponsored by the Dallas Historical Society

Presented in partnership with Friends of the Highland Park Library and Friends of the SMU Libraries.

A book signing follows the presentation for those who choose to purchase books. Books will be available on-site for purchase at the event

An Author’s Reception will be held at 6:00 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). Register to attend the reception by calling 214.523.2240 or by emailing  You may pay at the door by cash or check.

After you read the book, join us for a follow-up book discussion led by Dana Harkey on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm in the HPUMC Library.

Category: Authors Live