Erik Larson: There’s Always a Way to Tell an Old Story in a New Way

From a story on headlined “Erik Larson on finding a new angle on history”:

When I set out to write a book about Winston Churchill, how many times did I ask myself, Why? Why did I do this?

I remember having breakfast with the guy who was, at that time, the director of the International Churchill Society. In a nice way, he basically asked me why I was writing about Churchill and the Blitz. I said, “Well, look, it’s all in the telling.”