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

For further information click here

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/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/constitutioncenter


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks…

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast…

Local

State health department warns against rare respiratory virus…

The New York State Department of Health is calling upon parents to be aware of the symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68. More than 12 children across the…

National

Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency…

By Will DunhamWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. president in…

Money

Second Shift: Turning fun into money

In this week's Second Shift series, meet a New Yorker who has established two successful careers around having fun.

Movies

Dan Stevens kisses Cousin Matthew goodbye

Dan Stevens wanted a change and he certainly got one. After quickly developing a devoted fan base as Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey," the 32-year-old…

Movies

Nerd alert: Genesis Rodriguez, robot-maker

Geeks of the world, you're about to fall in love with Genesis Rodriguez. There's no point in resisting. The actress, appearing in Kevin Smith's totally…

The Word

The Word: Kanye West wants everyone on their…

Maybe we can blame this one on the migraine, too. Kanye West is drawing ire for halting a performance in Sydney when his demands that…

Movies

That's a wrap on TIFF 2014

This year's Toronto International Film Festival closes without the satisfying sense of certainty that had become a mainstay in recent years. Last year, for example,…

NFL

3 things we learned in Jets loss to…

The wheels came off for the Jets, who gave up 21 unanswered points after a brilliant first 20 minutes in a 31-24 loss at the Packers.

NFL

Victor Cruz catches case of the drops in…

The Giants dropped a tough, 25-14, decision to the undermanned Cardinals Sunday in their home opener. And drop was the operative word of the day,…

NFL

Giants vs. Cardinals: 3 things we learned

The Giants heard all week about how ragged their new offense has looked, but even when they finally answered the bell they still can’t find a way to win.

NFL

About a quarter of football players will get…

About one in four National Football League players are likely to end up suffering cognitive impairments during their lifetime, according to a report.

Home

DIY design: Try this upcycle furniture project

Tiffany Threadgould is living a DIY life. The Chief Design Junkie at TerraCycle, an international waste management company headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey, grew up…

Parenting

The downside of a BFF

For teenage girls a best friend can mean everything, but the way they deal with their problems together can lead to depression

Education

How many colleges should I apply to? Your…

To the average high school senior, creating the perfect college application can seem like a golden ticket into their future. Students and their parents spend…

Career

How Generation Z will change the way Americans…

What to learn how to establish a career in this new economy? Look no further than the current generation of young people - that is,…