With the building awareness of the upcoming total solar eclipse, award-winning journalist, author and former NPR correspondent David Baron feels it is important to learn about a total solar eclipse which caused similar excitement in 1878 in the American West. In his new book titled "American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race To Catch The Shadow Of The Moon and Win The Glory Of The Moon", Baron tells a fascinating story of a diverse group who witnessed the total solar eclipse from the Rocky Mountains. Among the group involved in this viewing, famed Inventor Thomas Edison.
David will be in Murphysboro this Sunday, June 18th at 3:00PM at the General Logan Museum to talk about his book and answer questions about eclipses.
To learn more about author David Baron go to: http://www.american-eclipse.com/author/