Ms. Vogel, an award-winning journalist at The Buffalo News, will discuss her book, The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck that Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads (Cornell University Press, 2013).
Described as “history writing at its best” (Library Journal, 1 July 2013), the book tells the story of a tragic rail accident that took place just east of Angola, New York on December 18, 1867. Ms. Vogel delves into the lives of individuals caught up in the disaster, one of the deadliest railway accidents to that point in U.S. history, and sets her narrative against the broader context of the post–Civil War era.
The book talk is free and open to the public.
Join us for what promises to be a lively and informative presentation!