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Lunch With Books: Garry Adelman presents a Civil War Photograph Extravaganza
April 14, 2014
Event starts at 12:00 PM.
Civil War Photo Extravaganza
Come and join the particularly enthusiastic Garry Adelman for a photographic tour of the Civil War. Photographs are a key primary source that assist in understanding the conflict; and when grasping the aims and methods of the photographers and pairing their images with modern photos taken at the same place, the impact is even more valuable The Civil War was the first war to be extensively photographed. It saw the real birth of photojournalism, technological innovations, the first photos of American dead soldiers and a public impact that cannot be overstated. Through then and now, 3-D and even 4-D techniques, Adelman will present the Civil War in a manner available nowhere else.
Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust, Garry Adelman earned his B.A. in business from Michigan State University and his M.A. in history at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author or editor of Gettysburg in 3-D (2013) Antietam in 3-D (2012), Manassas Battlefields Then & Now (2011), The Civil War 150 (2011) Antietam: Then & Now (2005), The Myth of Little Round Top (2003), The Early Gettysburg Battlefield (2001), Little Round Top: A Detailed Tour Guide (2000), and Devil's Den: A History and Guide (1997) as well as nine Civil War image booklets. He has published articles in The Gettysburg Magazine and Hallowed Ground and conceived and drafted the text for wayside exhibits at the Cedar Mountain, Spring Hill, Third Winchester, First Day at Chancellorsville, Mine Run and Slaughter Pen Farm battlefields. He has lectured at hundreds of locations across the country including the National Archives and the Smithsonian and has appeared as a speaker on the BBC, C-Span, Pennsylvania Cable Network and on HISTORY where he was a chief consultant and talking head on the Emmy Award-winning show Gettysburg (2011). He is a founder and longtime vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography and is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg.
"Lunch With Books” is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy presentations by authors, poets, historians, musicians and a variety of other people. Complimentary beverages are provided. These free programs usually start at noon on Tuesdays in the auditorium on the lower level of the library.
Feedback from our guests:
“Lunch With Books is an outstanding program — one of the best in the country.” -NPR Journalist Matthew Algeo, The President is a Sick Man
“With a new book in hand, I’ve visited a lot of libraries lately, and I think the Ohio County Public Library is my all-time favorite.” -Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (National Book Award winner)
“We set a personal attendance record and personal best for the number of books sold!” -Peter Zeranski, Polish Classic Recipes
“I am completely smitten with the Lunch with Books patrons...It’s not always easy to read one’s fiction in public, but this library family provided a sea of welcoming faces filled with warmth, attentiveness, and good will. Their generous laughter and emotional investment helped me to bring my prose fully to life.” -Marie Manilla, Still Life with Plums and Shrapnel
“If I want the best and most attentive and responsive audience I know I will have it at Lunch With Books.” -Jim O'Brien, The Chief and Steeler Stuff
“This is the best series of its kind that I've seen in all my travels in OH-WV-PA.” -Jim Joyce, The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom, & Wanderings
“Lunch With Books is the best adult library program that I have seen in the state.” -Bob Barnett, Growing Up in the Last Small Town
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