December Signature Event Recap

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Check out our latest roundup of signature event videos from the past month.

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Keys to the Kingdom: An Unfolding History of the Kansas City Chiefs
David Smale, Steve Wieberg

December 1, 2020
1 hour, 15 minutes

Drawing from his new book The Keys to the Kingdom: An Illustrated Timeline of the Kansas City Chiefs, author and journalist David Smale joined the Library’s Steve Wieberg in looking back on the Chiefs’ 57-year history in KC – and ahead to the 68 days before Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.



Truman Takes Over: ‘Like the Moon, Stars, and Planets Had Fallen on Me’
Gates Brown

December 8, 2020
59 minutes

Military historian Gates Brown of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College examined Harry S. Truman’s ready-or-not transition from vice president to president upon the death of Franklin Roosevelt in April 1945. The stakes were high, including an approaching on deploying the atomic bomb to end fighting in the Pacific. 

Secret Kansas City
Anne Kniggendorf

December 10, 2020
58 minutes

In a discussion of her new book Secret Kansas City: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, sleuthing journalist and longtime resident Anne Kniggendorf walked through some of Kansas City’s most fascinating obscurities. The 90-foot-high, anatomically correct fiberglass bull. A champion racehorse buried in a suburban cul-de-sac. A truck-devouring highway underpass. .


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