If you came to Unbound last year, you may have been lucky enough to hear Candice Millard speak about her two bestselling histories, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, and Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President. It was a fascinating presentation and one of the highlights of the festival.
Yesterday's New York Times Book Review contained the happy news that Candice's dazzling new book, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill, has zoomed straight into the bestseller list, making its debut at number five.
We're delighted to announce that Candice has agreed to return to Unbound next April to talk about her new book as part of our War and Empire panel, along with Ishmael Behr and others.
Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her most recent book, the highly anticipated and acclaimed Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill, was released this fall. Her first book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, was named one of the best books of the year by, among others, the New York Times, Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor. The River of Doubt was also a New York Times bestseller, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a Book Sense Pick. It has been printed in Portuguese, Mandarin, and Korean, as well as a British edition. Millard's second book, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President, rose to number five on the New York Times bestseller list and was named a best book of the year by the New York Times, Washington Post, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Destiny of the Republic won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, the PEN Center USA award for Research Nonfiction, the One Book-One Lincoln Award, the Ohioana Award and the Kansas Notable Book Award.
Millard's work has also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World and Time magazine. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and three children.