Annette Gordon-Reed: Pulitzer Prize winner to participate in Festival of Books

Source: Arizona Daily Star, 1-23-11

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed, whose new book on President Andrew Johnson was released Tuesday, will participate in the third annual Festival of Books March 12-13.

Gordon-Reed, a historian and law professor, won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History and the 2008 National Book Award for her book “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.”

She was named a 2010 MacArthur Fellow – commonly referred to as a “genius” grant – for “dramatically changing the course of Jeffersonian scholarship.”

In “Andrew Johnson: The American Presidents Series,” Gordon-Reed explores our nation’s 17th president – a man who never expected to be president, but stepped into the office six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln’s vice president.

Gordon-Reed explores Johnson’s strengths, weaknesses, philosophies, stubbornness and how ill-suited he was to reconcile a nation divided by the Civil War.

Gordon-Reed is scheduled to speak on March 13 in the Arizona Daily Star tent.

Th Festival of Books stretches over the University of Arizona Mall and campus buildings. Find out more about the Tucson Festival of Books at http://www.tucsonfestival

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  1. Akash goyal

     /  April 4, 2011

    hello sir i am participate on history


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