Nonfiction Author Series


January 23, 2017


David Hoffman

“A true life tale so gripping at times it reads like spy fiction.” Los Angeles Times

“A shrewd character study of spies and those who run them.” Washington Post

“Engrossing…cinematic accounts of anxious encounters.” New York Times

Larry Goldstone

February 20, 2017


Larry Goldstone

“marvelously told story beautifully captures the intertwined fates of these two ingenious pioneers.”  —Wall Street Journal

“readers will be swept up in his vivid re-creation of a bygone era. ‘The Horse Is Doomed,’ read one headline in 1895.  This highly readable popular history tells why.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred reviews)

“fascinating….An engaging new take on the history of technological innovation.” —Booklist

“the visionaries, hustlers, and swindlers who came together to transform the world.” —(Amazon)  4 1/2 stars


March 20, 2017


Dr. Ellen Prager

An amusing, informative look at the undersea world by a Marine Biologist turned author and conservationist.

“the perfect guide for an undersea exploration.” Audobon Magazine

“If you read only one book about the ocean, read this one.” National Geographic

The Nonfiction Author Series is our annual winter lecture presentation of current writers addressing a historical, political, or cultural topic of interest to Friends of the Library.

Monday, January 23 – David Hoffman
Monday, February 20 – Larry Goldstone
Monday, March 20 – Dr. Ellen Prager

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185 Burning Tree Dr Naples, FL 34105 (map)

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For questions and information:
Please contact Marlene Kern of the Friends Office at (239) 262-8135.

Series Tickets: $125 for members – $155 for nonmembers
Individual Tickets: $45 for members – $55 for nonmembers

From the 2016 Nonfiction Author Series

Author Lyn Millner with Bob Levine