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February 6, 2016 1:00PM - February 14, 2016 12:00PM
Cold Mountain Events
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February 6, 2016 1:00PM

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Join Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, for an illuminating talk about the real lives and hardships of Civil War soldiers and deserters like W.P. Inman, the hero of Cold Mountain. Dr. Guelzo’s talk will be followed by a Q&A.

FREE but registration required.

About Dr. Allen C. Guelzo

Dr. Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era, and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, which won the Lincoln Prize for 2000; Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, which won the Lincoln Prize for 2005; and Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America, which won the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize for 2008. His book on the battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, was a New York Times best seller in 2013. His articles and essays have appeared in scholarly journals, and also in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and he has been featured on NPR, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and Brian Lamb’s BookNotes, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In September 2005, he was nominated by President Bush to the National Council on the Humanities. He has been a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (1991-2), the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (1992-3), the Charles Warren Center for American Studies at Harvard University (1994-5) and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University (2002-3). Together with Patrick Allitt and Gary W. Gallagher, he team-taught The Teaching Company’s new edition of its American History series, and has completed four other series for The Teaching Company: Mister Lincoln, on the life of Abraham Lincoln; The American Mind, on American intellectual history; The American Revolution; and Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past.

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