Author Visit with Jim DeFelice
A master storyteller, NY Times Bestselling author Jim DeFelice is known for his vivid, raw, and powerful portrayals of modern American military heroes: from Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s iconic memoir American Sniper (the #1 NY Times Bestseller made into a film starring Bradley Cooper), to a groundbreaking biography on America’s last five-star General, Omar Bradley: General at War.
In his newest popular history, West Like Lightning, DeFelice resurrects the heroes of the Old West to recreate the sweeping drama of the American frontier’s most audacious enterprise: the legendary Pony Express. A meticulous researcher, DeFelice drove the entire two thousand mile stretch of the original Pony Express trail from Sacramento, California to St. Jo, Missouri. Along the way, he talked with museum curators, local historians, and reenactors, and tracked down original documents to convey the full scope of the historic enterprise against the wider background of the U.S. Postal Service, American finance, the Gold Rush, and the impending Civil War.
Free and open to the public. Book signing and sales after the presentation.
Location: Hilton Fort Collins
Date: Monday, September 17th
Company: Poudre River Public Library District and Colorado State University
Location: Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect