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An Evening with John U. Bacon

December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An Evening with John U. Bacon

a UMACT Dinner Club event, on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Room CG-160, 14 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto

Bestselling author, award-winning speaker, commentator, teacher, and coach John U. Bacon will be joining us to discuss leadership in sports and business, history, and of course, his new book THE GREAT HALIFAX EXPLOSION – A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism.

The Globe and Mail – The Halifax explosion still reverberates

The National Post – A double take at the Halifax Explosion, Canada’s greatest disaster

NPR – 100 Years After The Great Halifax Explosion

A native of Ann Arbor, John graduated with a bachelors’ degree in History, and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan. He free-lances for The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, and others, appears often on TV, including HBO, ESPN, Fox Business, MSNBC, and the Big Ten Network, and delivers weekly essays for Michigan Radio and occasionally NPR, which awarded him the PRNDI prize for nation’s best commentary in 2014. He is also a popular public speaker, who teaches at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan, where the students awarded him the Golden Apple in 2009. He coauthored his most recent book, Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope, with Montreal native and ESPN’s John Saunders, which was released in August 2017.

Other titles by John:

Cirque du Soleil, The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire that Lives Within Us All

America’s Corner Store: Walgreen’s Prescription for Success

Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football

Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football

Blue Ice: The Story of Michigan Hockey

Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership

Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football

Please email marketing@umichtoronto.org with any questions and inquiries. Download the event announcement (PDF).


December 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Canadiana Gallery Room CG-160
14 Queen's Park Crescent West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K9 Canada
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