An Evening with Adam Higginbotham

Monday 24th June 2024
18:30 at Waterstones, Leeds

An Evening with Adam Higginbotham

We're delighted to announce that Adam Higginbotham will be joining us for an event on the 24th of June at 6:30pm to celebrate the release of Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space

The full story behind the tragic Challenger space shuttle disaster told for the first time, Higginbotham's page-turning investigation into what went wrong highlights political infighting and heroic whistleblowers as well as putting the lives of the doomed astronauts centre stage.

With astonishing clarity and narrative verve, Adam Higginbotham reveals the history of the shuttle program, the lives of men and women whose stories have been overshadowed by the disaster, as well as the designers, engineers and test pilots who struggled against the odds to get the first shuttle into space. A masterful blend of riveting human drama, fascinating science and shocking political infighting, Challenger brings to life a turning point in our history. The result is an even more complex and extraordinary story than any of us remembered – or thought possible.

Higginbotham is a British journalist who is the former U.S. correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph Magazine and former editor-in-chief of The Face. He has also served as a contributing writer for The New Yorker, Wired, and The New York Times.

He is also the author of Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster, published in 2019.

If you'd like to join us for this event, grab your ticket now!

Leeds Waterstones, Leeds
Monday 24th June 2024
Book & Ticket: Challenger (HB)
General Admission: £5

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