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History Book Festival presents Donald L. Miller | Vicksburg

History Book Festival presents Donald L. Miller | Vicksburg


In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us for a live, interactive talk with Donald L. Miller, author of Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign that Broke the Confederacy, one of the books featured at the 2020 virtual History Book Festival.

“When Vicksburg fell, the fate of the Confederacy was sealed.” — Ulysses S. Grant. The surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 4, 1863, opened the Mississippi to Union commerce and severed the Confederacy, isolating the slave states of Arkansas and Texas and part of Louisiana. It also ignited a social revolution in Mississippi and eastern Louisiana that culminated in the violent overthrow of plantation slavery. The victory elevated General Grant to command of all Union armies and sent him east to take on Robert E. Lee.

Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History Emeritus at Lafayette College and author of ten books, including Masters of the Air, set to be made into a television series by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. A. Wilson Greene will interview Miller. Greene is a Civil War historian, author, and retired museum director. His most recent book is A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Battle of the Crater.  

We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of his book from the Festival's official bookseller, Browseabout Books, by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. You also may purchase a copy at biblion in Lewes. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.

NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email the History Book Festival.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
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