April 2018 Book Talks

BOOK TALK WITH LYNN RAINVILLE<br>Virginia and the Great War: Mobilization, Supply and Combat, 1914–1919

BOOK TALK WITH LYNN RAINVILLE
Virginia and the Great War: Mobilization, Supply and Combat, 1914–1919

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

Join author and historian Lynn Rainville as she discusses her new book, Virginia and the Great War: Mobilization, Supply and Combat, 1914–1919. The state played an important role during World War I, supplying the Allied forces with food, horses, and steel in 1915 and 1916. After America entered the war in 1917, Virginians served in numerous military and civilian roles—Red Cross nurses, sailors, shipbuilders, pilots, stenographers, and domestic gardeners. Almost every city and county lost men and women to the war. Rainville details the state's manifold contributions to the war effort and presents a study of monuments erected after the war. A book signing follows the talk.


BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING
The Memoirs of Hon. Henry L. Marsh, III: Civil Rights Champion, Public Servant, Lawyer

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall & Lobby, Free

This new memoir offers reflections on the nearly eight and a half decades of life of Henry L. Marsh, III. A tenacious spirit (don't say 'can't" or "never") propelled Marsh to overcome formidable obstacles to graduate from high school, college, and law school. A protégé of trailblazing civil rights lawyers Oliver Hill and S. W. Tucker, Marsh helped lead the legal fight to implement the mandate of Brown vs. Board of Education—equality of opportunity for all. A powerful champion in the courts, Marsh successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Marsh also became the first African American mayor of the former capital of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia. He proved a skilled elected official and statesman as he lead the City of Richmond during a transitional time from acute racial polarization toward a more civil society. His service to American society is incalculable. This is the story of a true American human rights hero. Reception 5:30–6:00 PM, author talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:15 PM. For more information, contact catherine.wyatt@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3999.


BOOK TALK WITH LIZA MUNDY<br>Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

BOOK TALK WITH LIZA MUNDY
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Free

Join author and journalist Liza Mundy as she discusses her new book, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history. Now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment. A book signing follows the talk.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is media sponsor for our book talks. Additional funding provided by the Carole Weinstein Endowment for Virginia Authors.


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