Join us on June 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with writer Simon Baatz.
Simon will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O'Hanian about his book, For the Thrill of It, (Harper Collins, 2009) which focuses on the murderous behavior by two male lovers - Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb - in Chicago in 1924. They killed a small child because they wanted to experience the sensation of killing another human being.
The event, free and open to the public.
About the speaker:
The author of five books, Simon Baatz, was born in London and educated at York. He first moved to the United States to study the history of science at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his PhD. He taught American Studies at universities in Britain before taking up a research position in the history of medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2006 he moved to New York to teach American history at CUNY.