On Tuesday, May 26th, Old Firehouse Books, the Poudre River Public Library District, and Colorado State University Library are joining together to bring another author to the Fort Collins literary community. This time the groups will be welcoming Hampton Sides, historian and author of various books including Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers.


At his upcoming Fort Collins event, Hampton Sides will be speaking about his newest book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette. Through meticulous research and a riveting narrative, Sides recreates the tale of obsession and science that drove the final quest of the doomed ship.

Don’t miss this fascinating lecture on the USS Jeannette and your chance to meet Hampton Sides at the Fort Collins Hilton on May 26th at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public.