Author David Hill discusses THE VAPORS

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An evening hour with David Hill and THE VAPORS, his new book about “A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice.”

About the Author: David Hill is a writer from Hot Springs, Arkansas. His work has appeared regularly in Grantland and The Ringer, and has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, and New York magazine, as well as on “This American Life.”

About THE VAPORS: In this rich, character-driven work of true crime and Southern history, David Hill brings to life this once high-rolling and glamorous resort town. THE VAPORS reads like a novel, offering surprising historical details and insights; it is also a family history, presenting the story of Hill’s own grandmother.

For this conversation, Hill is by joined Scott C. Steward, Editor in Chief at New England Historic Genealogical Society and the author of numerous family history books, articles, and the blog Vita Brevis.