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Virtual Author Talk: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I

An Author Talk with Douglas Brunt

2024-05-01 15:00:00 2024-05-01 16:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Virtual Author Talk: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about his instant bestselling debut non-fiction work "The Mysterious Case of Rudolph Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I." Online -

Wednesday, May 01
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-01 15:00:00 2024-05-01 16:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Virtual Author Talk: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about his instant bestselling debut non-fiction work "The Mysterious Case of Rudolph Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I." Online -

Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about his instant bestselling debut non-fiction work "The Mysterious Case of Rudolph Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I."

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 wonder if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. 

After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that does 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. 

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

About the Author 

Douglas Brunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel and host of 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.

Disclaimer

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by The Indianapolis Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Online | Book Discussion | Author Visit |

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Tue, May 21 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Wed, May 22 12:00AM to 11:45PM
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Fri, May 24 12:00AM to 11:45PM
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