Author of “NORCO ‘80” to give talk at Mac on Nov. 7

October 28, 2019 | 8:54 AM

MacMurray College welcomes journalist, writer and author Peter Houlahan to campus to talk about his book “NORCO ’80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History,” on Thursday, Nov. 7 in Bailey Auditorium inside Julian Hall at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. 

“NORCO '80” tells the story of how five heavily armed young men, led by an apocalyptic born-again Christian, attempted a bank robbery that turned into one of the most violent criminal events in U.S. history, forever changing the face of American law enforcement. 

NPR writer Michael Schaub wrote, “With his first book, Houlahan proves himself to be an astonishingly gifted writer, breathing urgent life into a true story that still resonates today.”

Houlahan is a freelance writer who has contributed to a wide range of publications. In his career as an emergency medical technician, he has written a number of articles related to his profession. 

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