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Ship of Death Lecture - March 16, 2020

1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 6:00pm CDT
Location: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Hagler Auditorium


The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service invites you to join us for a lecture by Catharine Arnold on the Spanish flu aboard the USS Leviathan in 1918.

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Catharine Arnold is a popular author, historian, and television presenter specializing in dark themes. Her most recent book is Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History (2018). Other works include the acclaimed London Quartet–Necropolis, London and its Dead; Bedlam, London and its Mad; City of Sin, London and its Vices; and Underworld London, Crime and Punishment. Her first novel, Lost Time, received the Betty Trask Award and will be reissued in 2020 by Endeavour.

Arnold studied English literature at Girton College in Cambridge University, where she won the Rima Alamuddin Prize for Creative Writing. She spent four years as a reporter and feature writer for the Nottingham Evening Post. Arnold also served as a Councillor on Nottingham City Council between the years 2007 and 2019 and took the civic role of the Sheriff of Nottingham in 2018-19.

For more information about this event, please contact us at bushschoolscowcroft@tamu.edu.