NYT Writers Discuss Battle of Gettysburg

NYT Writers Discuss Battle of Gettysburg

Judith Giesberg, associate professor of history at Villanova University, is the author of two books on the Civil War—Civil War Sisterhood: The United States Sanitary Commission and Women’s Politics in Transition and “Army at Home”: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front. Dr. Giesberg is the associate editor for book reviews for the Journal of the Civil War Era and an editor of the popular magazine Civil War Monitor. She is currently at work on a project tracing the efforts of children of freedmen and deceased soldiers to reunite with lost family members in the post-Civil War era.

 Adam Goodheart is a historian, journalist, and travel writer. His articles have appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine, among others. He is the author of the bestseller 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Goodheart is the director of Washington College’s C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

Ted Widmer is a writer and historian at Brown University, where he is an assistant to the president for special projects and was previously the director of the John Carter Brown Library. Widmer is the author or editor of many books, including, Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy, American Speeches, and Ark of the Liberties: America and the World. He was a speechwriter and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, and more recently an adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times.

Sean Wilentz is currently the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1979. He is the author of many books including The Rise of American Democracy: From Jefferson to Lincoln, which received the 2006 Bancroft Prize, and, most recently, Bob Dylan in America. A long-time contributing editor at the New Republic, former editor at Newsweek, and occasional contributor to Rolling Stone, he writes widely on history, politics, and the arts.

The discussion will be followed by a sale and signing of the book The New York Times Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln’s Election to the Emancipation Proclamation.

 Event Venue : National Constitution Center

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NYT Writers Discuss Battle of Gettysburg
Event Category: Book Signings
When: June 17, 2013
Time: 6:30pm
Where: National Constitution Center
More Info: http://constitutioncenter.org/
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