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Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

On Thursday, July 18th from 2:00-4:00pm Dean Feldpausch will be in the store signing copies of his book, The Batman and the Ballerina: The Amazing Life and Love of Clem Sohn and Margot Fonteyn. This is a free signing event. 

The greatest aerial batman was Clement Sohn. He embodied the daring life, which prevailed in the early aviators in American history. He will always be the greatest Batman of all times.
One of the greatest ballerinas the world has ever known was Margot Fonteyn. She embodied the ultimate in ballet excellence. 

Dean R. Feldpausch was born in Michigan in September of 1955. He is married to Marcia, and has three daughters; Kendall, Gwen, and Laura. 

He has held job positions in housing construction, tax auditing, and IT management, for several companies in Michigan. Dean earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwood University, and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Dean was a wedding singer for many years, and has performed in over twenty stage productions with local theater groups. The Batman and the Ballerina is his first published literary work.
 

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

Andrew Lawler will be joining us for a Wine and Cheese Reception on Thursday, July 18th at 6pm to discuss his book, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke. This is a free event though reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at 231.347.1180, email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com or through Facebook or Eventbrite. 

 

A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke


In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England's first foothold in the New World. But when the colony's leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single clue--a "secret token" carved into a tree. Neither White nor any other European laid eyes on the colonists again.

What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? For four hundred years, that question has consumed historians and amateur sleuths, leading only to dead ends and hoaxes. But after a chance encounter with a British archaeologist, journalist Andrew Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach. He set out to unravel the enigma of the lost settlers, accompanying competing researchers, each hoping to be the first to solve its riddle. In the course of his journey, Lawler encounters a host of characters obsessed with the colonists and their fate, and he determines why the Lost Colony continues to haunt our national consciousness.
 

Thrilling and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how its disappearance continues to define--and divide--America. 

 

ANDREW LAWLER is the author of the highly acclaimed Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?. He is a contributing writer for Science, a contributing editor for Archaeology Magazine, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Slate.

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