James McPherson | Embattled Rebel
with S.C. Gwynne | Rebel Yell
and Karen Abbott | Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30PM
JAMES MCPHERSON HAS CANCELLED HIS APPEARANCE DUE TO ILLNESS. WE WILL WORK TO RESCHEDULE HIM AND HONOR ALL TICKETS ON THE NEW DATE. THE EVENT THIS EVENING WITH SC GWYNNE AND KAREN ABBOTT WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED.
Professor Emeritus at Princeton University James McPherson is the author of more than 20 popular and critically lauded books about the Civil War, including Tried by War, For Cause and Comrades, and Battle Cry of Freedom, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Embattled Rebel is a reassessment of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ historical reputation as a failed military commander.
A former long-time correspondent and editor at Time magazine, S.C. Gwynne has also written for the New York Times, Harper’s, and The Los Angeles Times, among several other publications. Gwynne’s books include Selling Money, Outlaw Bank, and Empire of the Summer Moon, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Rebel Yell humanizes the legendary life of Civil War General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
The pioneer of “sizzle history” (USA Today), Karen Abbott is the bestselling author of American Rose, a rollicking biography of chanteuse Gypsy Rose Lee; and Sin in the Second City, an historical account of America’s most famous turn-of-the-century brothels. In Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, Abbott tells the true story of four women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and widow—who were spies in the Civil War.
Ellis Wachs Endowed Lecture