Several events at this September’s Fall for the Book Festival--a full week of literary events held in the Northern Virginia area from September 22-27 and featuring over 100 authors--will focus on history,cultural studies, literature, art, and other humanities/social science related fields.A small sample of the history related events are bulleted below, and all are free and open to the public.
• WWII Historians Robert Dorr and Cate Lineberry, “Mission to Tokyo,” and “The Secret Rescue,” Sandy Spring Bank Tent, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Monday, September 23 @ 3 pm.
• Historian Juanita Patience Moss, “Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments during the Civil War,” Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, Fairfax, VA, Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
• Historian Joseph Stahl, “Identification Disks of Union Soldiers in the Civil War: A Complete Classification Guide and Illustrated History,” Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, Fairfax, VA, Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
• Historian Dean King, “The Feud: The Hatfields and The McCoys: The True Story,” Research Building 1, Room 163, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Wednesday, September 25 at noon.
• Historian M.J. O’Brien, “We Shall Not Be Moved,” Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Thursday, September 26 at 10:30 am.
• Historian Scott W. Berg, “38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier’s End,” Sandy Spring Bank Tent, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Thursday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m.
• Historian Daniel Stashower, “The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Abraham Lincoln before the Civil War,” Sandy Spring Bank Tent, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Friday, September 27 at noon.
• Historian Ronald Spector, “In the Ruins of Empire,” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Fairfax, VA, Friday, September 27 at 1 pm.
For a full schedule or to learn more about these and other events, visit fallforthebook.org.
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