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July 2014 Book Talks

Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Elizabeth R. Varon, Langhorne Professor of American History at the University of Virginia, will discuss and sign her thought-provoking examination of the substantive and symbolic meanings of the surrender at Appomattox. Varon dispels many of the simplistic myths surrounding the surrender and explains the ongoing struggle that persisted in the newly united nation.


"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING MARC LEEPSON | What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key: A Life
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Marc Leepson is a journalist, historian and former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C. What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key: A Life is a full-length biography of Key, the first in more than 85 years. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.