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Online Author Talk With Douglas Brunt

Genius, Power and Deception on the Eve of World War I

2024-05-01 14:00:00 2024-05-01 15:00:00 America/Chicago Online Author Talk With Douglas Brunt Join us as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt about "The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I." This nonfiction work reveals the history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance. Adults. Register to get a link. Recording available for later viewing. Live online event -

Wednesday, May 01
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-01 14:00:00 2024-05-01 15:00:00 America/Chicago Online Author Talk With Douglas Brunt Join us as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt about "The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I." This nonfiction work reveals the history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance. Adults. Register to get a link. Recording available for later viewing. Live online event -

Join us as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt about "The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I." This nonfiction work reveals the history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance. Adults. Register to get a link. Recording available for later viewing.

Join us as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about his bestselling debut nonfiction work, "The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I." This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance. 

September 29, 1913: The steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal combustion engine is on the verge of revolutionizing global industry forever. But Diesel never arrives at his destination. He vanishes during the night and headlines around the world speculate about accidents, suicide or murder. 

After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that did not require expensive petroleum-based fuel. In doing so, he became not only an international celebrity but also the enemy of two extremely powerful men – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil and the richest man in the world. The Kaiser wanted the engine to power a fleet of submarines that would finally allow him to challenge Great Britain’s Royal Navy. But Diesel had intended for his engine to be used for the betterment of the world. 

Douglas Brunt reopens the case and provides a compelling new conclusion about Diesel’s fate. Register now to see how the mystery unfolds! 

Adults. Register to receive a link for viewing this online event.

About the Author: Douglas Brunt is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel" and "Ghosts of Manhattan," among other titles. He also hosts the top-rated SiriusXM author podcast "Dedicated with Doug Brunt". A Philadelphia native, he lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. Visit douglasbrunt.com for more information.

This event is part of DBRL's Online Author Series, supported by David Lile honorarium funds. A recording will also be available for later viewing on the author series site.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Featured | Books & Authors |

TAGS: | Online Author Series | Book Discussion |

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