Historian Kelly Enright Discusses Her New Biography

For Immediate Release:
October 4, 2011
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
Historian Kelly Enright Discusses Her New Biography

Historian Kelly Enright discusses her new book Osa and Martin: For the Love of Adventure, the first biography of adventurers-turned-filmmakers Osa and Martin Johnson written for a general audience, on Sunday, October 16, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Kansans Osa and Martin Johnson earned world renown by recording their daring travels and jungle experiences from the South Pacific to Africa. Documentaries such as Congorilla and Jungle Depths of Borneo and Osa's book, I Married Adventure, captured the American imagination. Their legacy survives at the SafariMuseum in Chanute, Kansas, which continues to preserve their fascinating story.

This presentation is part of the Missouri Valley Speakers Series, a program of the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Central Library. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

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