Friday, September 6 in Jackson Library Reading Room. UNCG, 1st Floor. 4 pm.
Dr. McPherson will also appear on Saturday, September 7 at the BOOKMARKS Festival, Winston-Salem 1:30-2:15, Main Stage, corner of 6th and Trade Streets
James McPherson is one of the country's premier historians, and one of its most respected and honored. He graduated in 1958 from Gustavus Adolphus College. He did his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a Ph.D. in History with distinction in 1963. From 1962 to his retirement in 2004 he taught at Princeton University, where he now holds the chair of George Henry Davis '86 Professor of American History Emeritus. He is the author of some fifteen books and the editor of another ten, mostly on the era of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. His books have won several prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in History (1989) for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, The Lincoln Prize (1998) for For Cause and Comrade: Why Men Fought in the Civil War and a second Lincoln Prize (2009) for Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. Other awards include appointment as Jefferson Lecturer by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2000, the Pritzker Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing in 2007, and ten honorary degrees from American colleges and universities.
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