Ken will be talking about his latest book, Unremembered.
Ken Zurski, author of The Wreck of the Columbia and Peoria Stories, provides a fascinating collection of once famous people and events that are now all but forgotten by time. Using a backdrop of schemes and discoveries, adventures and tragedies, Zurski weaves these figures and the events that shaped them into a narrative that reveals history's many coincidences, connections, and correlations.
We tumble over Niagara Falls in a barrel, soar on the first transcontinental machine-powered flight, and founder aboard a burning steamboat. From an adventurous young woman circumnavigating the globe to a self-absorbed eccentric running for President of the United States, Unremembered brings back these lost stories and souls for a new generation to discover.
Ken's presentation takes us into the lives, celebrates the accomplishments, and highlights the failures of some of these Unremembered figures and explains how the book was conceived and constructed. It's a fascinating trip into forgotten history.
Readers' Favorite writes, "Zurski is a gifted storyteller who makes these forgotten people come to life"
Peoria magazine writes, "[Zurski has] proven himself to be a remarkable historian, storyteller and writer."