Enjoy a luncheon with Dartmouth alumni and friends in beautiful Sarasota, FL. John Adler '49 will provide an audiovisual presentation that draws upon his 2008 book, Doomed by Cartoon: How Cartoonist Thomas Nast and the New York Times Brought Down Boss Twed and His Ring of Thieves. 

John Adler is a retired management consultant and entrepreneur, who has spent 12 years studying the 2,200-plus cartoons that Thomas Nast drew over 25 years (1862-1886) for Harper's Weekly, America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper. This book, his first, contains more than 160 of them. Mr. Adler is the publisher of two digital databases - Harper's Weekly: 1857-1912 and Lincoln and the Civil War.com - for which he was awarded the 2003 E-Lincoln Prize for History. As a public service, he also initiated and edited 30 historical and literary websites currently available at HarpWeek.com. Several of them feature Nast, including Cartoonist Thomas Nast vs. Candidate Horace Greeley: The Election of 1872; Nast on Broadway: The Grand Caricaturama of 1867-1868; Nast and Shakespeare; and Nast and Literature.

The lunch will take place at Marina Jack. We will start gathering at 11:30, lunch at noon, and finish by 1:30 PM. The cost per person is $24, which includes tax and tip, and is payable at the door either by cash (exact change appreciated) or check to the Dartmouth Club of Sarasota.

For any questions or to RSVP, contact John Bash.