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


February 20, 2017


Paul J. Ingrassia

Paul J. Ingrassia will join us to explore his book, ENGINES OF CHANGE: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN DREAM IN FIFTEEN CARS.  Ingrassia has covered the auto industry for more than 30 years.  He and a Wall Street Journal colleague were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for reporting on the management crisis at General Motors.  He was formerly managing editor of Reuters and president of Dow Jones Newswires.  Ingrassia is a regular commentator on CNBC, contributing often to the OpEd section of the Wall Street Journal and appearing on PBS Newshour.  He lives now with his wife in Naples and is active in The Revs Institute here.





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 – Paul Ingrassia
Monday, March 20 – Dr. Ellen Prager

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Country Club of Naples
185 Burning Tree Dr Naples, FL 34105 (map)

Car Pooling is Encouraged

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