Julie Whipple will be reading and signing copies of her new book, Crash Course
Join Julie Whipple at Powell’s downtown flagship store on West Burnside on Monday, August 20 at 7:30 (http://www.powells.com/book/-9780692070406#product_details) and award-winning audiobook narrator Heather Henderson for a special performance of excerpts from the book. Long-time Portland residents vividly recall the crash of United Flight 173. Julie looks forward to answering questions about this landmark aviation disaster, its dramatic legal aftermath, and how it forever changed our daily lives. Here’s your chance to hear some of the untold story about this important piece of Oregon history. Come and help us mark its fortieth anniversary.
On a cold winter night, a passenger jet with 189 aboard crash landed, out of fuel, in a suburban neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Ten people died. The pilot was blamed and stripped of his career, and a sweeping transformation of flight crew training took place that made United Flight 173 (in)famous worldwide as the model for failure and change. That was only the half of it. Crash Course, by award-winning journalist Julie Whipple, is the long-overdue, true story of a misunderstood airline tragedy that changed more about our daily lives than most people know. Find out how Aug. 20.