American Inspiration Author Event
David Hill with The Vapors
Live Broadcast: Thursday, October 1, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Moderator: Scott C. Steward, Editor in Chief at NEHGS
Drawing on FBI transcripts, newspaper clippings, court documents, and interviews with family members, David Hill brings to life the once high-rolling and glamorous resort town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, in the mid-20th century, a city of sinful luxuries frequented by Duke Ellington, Mae West, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone.This rich, character-driven work of true crime and Southern history reads like a novel, offering surprising historical details and insights. Presenting the story of Hill’s own grandmother, The Vapors is also a poignant work of family history.