Age Group:Ages 18+ (Adults)
Join Howard County Library System and Author Tim Mohr for a discussion and Q&A regarding his book Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Rollicking, cinematic, deeply researched, highly readable, and thrillingly topical, Burning Down the Haus brings to life the young men and women who successfully fought authoritarianism three chords at a time—and is a fiery testament to the irrepressible spirit of resistance. Instead of backing down, the punks fought back, playing an indispensable role in the underground movements that helped bring down the Berlin Wall.
“A thrilling and essential social history that details the rebellious youth movement that helped change the world.” —Rolling Stone
“Original and inspiring . . . Mr. Mohr has written an important work of Cold War cultural history.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Wildly entertaining . . . A thrilling tale . . . A joy in the way it brings back punk’s fury and high stakes.” —Vogue
Purchase a copy of Burning Down the Haus online from Books with a Past, or borrow a copy from the HCLS collection.