Book Signing: Kyle Elizabeth Wood, historian and author of ‘Tillie Lewis: The Tomato Queen’

Saturday 20 May 2017, 2pm: Old Capitol Books will be hosting local historian and teacher, Kyle Elizabeth Wood, who has written the only authorized biography of the first female captain of industry in the U.S.: Tillie Lewis.

thumbnail_54019297_Kindle Ready Front Cover JPEG_6350478_resized_44The life of Tillie Lewis was entwined with all the major historical events from the  impoverished tenements of Brooklyn,  New York (1896) into a global life of luxury Tillie willed for herself through World Wars, Roaring 20s,  Great Depression,  Korea, and into global politics.

From Ziegfeld showgirl to California’s Empress of Agricultural, Tillie Lewis teaches us all finding success means opening doors for others no matter the cost.
A glorious ride though the history of what made Tillie Lewis while hailing the events that created the Greatest Generation.
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