The Historic Rotunda at American Ancestors
99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
6:00 PM–7:00 PM, followed by book signing
$37.50 includes seat and signed book ($35, retail)
$12.50 general admission
Historian Donald L. Miller tells the dramatic and deeply researched story of the Battle of Vicksburg, the longest and most decisive military campaign of the Civil War. The conflict opened the Mississippi River, split the Confederacy, freed more than 100,000 slaves, sparked a social revolution, and solidified Ulysses S. Grant’s reputation as the Union’s most capable general.
Don’t miss Miller’s insight into the story that has never been told in full until now.
Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History Emeritus at Lafayette College and author of ten books, including City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America, Lewis Mumford, A Life (a New York Times Notable Book), and the critically acclaimed bestseller Masters of the Air, which is currently being made into a television series by Tom Hanks. Miller has hosted, coproduced, or served as historical consultant for more than thirty television documentaries and has written for The New York Times,The Washington Post, and other publications. More information about him at https://sites.lafayette.edu/millerd/about-the-author/.
Guest moderator: Cathal J. Nolan, Associate Professor of History and Executive Director of the International History Institute, Boston University.
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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.