New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team.
The Atlanta History Center offers a variety of lectures throughout the year showcasing award-winning authors who share insight into their latest publication. Books are available for purchase in the Atlanta History Center Museum Shop during lectures and a book signing follows each Aiken, Elson, and Livingston lecture. View lectures presented at the Margaret Mitchell House, our Midtown campus.
Admission for all lectures is $5 members, $10 nonmembers, and free to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required, please call 404.814.4150 or reserve tickets online. All lecture ticket purchases are nonrefundable.
If you are an Insiders member ($500 Patron level and above), please email your reservation request to Insiders@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com or call 404.814.4101.
- Audience:Interests:Jul 6 2015 - 7:00pm
- Interests:Jul 7 2015 - 7:00pm
Lisa and Joe Stone, married for twenty years and partners in their small law firm in Henry County, Virginia, handle less than glamorous cases, whether domestic disputes, personal injury settlements, or never-ending complaints from their cantankerous client Lettie VanSandt. When Lettie dies in a freakish fire, the Stones think it’s certainly possible that she was cooking meth at her trailer. But details soon emerge that lead them to question how accidental her demise actually was, and settling her peculiar estate becomes endlessly complicated.
- Interests:Jul 21 2015 - 7:00pm
The Class of '65 is an untold story of race, religion, and reconciliation that grew out of the turmoil of the civil rights era in Georgia. It revolves around a student from Koinonia Farm, the Christian commune that gave birth to Habitat for Humanity, and the persecution he suffered when he attended the local high school during its turbulent desegregation. Many years later, classmates who had once scorned him tracked him down in a distant state and asked for his forgiveness.
- Interests:Aug 5 2015 - 7:00pm
The New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novel The Paris Wife, returns with her highly anticipated historical novel, Circling the Sun. The world is 1920s Kenya, where a glamorous and decadent circle of British expats have carved out a toe-hold of civilization at the edge of the boundless frontier.
- Interests:Aug 24 2015 - 7:00pm
Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, and Samuel Fuller entertained audiences with cinema classics like The Grapes of Wrath, Shane and The Big Red One. But their most important contribution to history may have been their work in the U.S. Armed Forces and Secret Services, filming the realities of war and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Their documentation provides an essential visual record of WWII. Combining a wealth of rare material, including private letters and footage from their own personal archives, From Hollywood to Nuremberg explores these filmmakers’ experiences during and after WWII, their confrontation with Nazi atrocities, and the mark that left on them as artists.
- Interests:Aug 25 2015 - 8:00pm
In today’s political discourse, consideration of complex issues is often reduced to asking: What would the Founders do? In The Jefferson Rule, David Sehat examines how we came to view this bitterly divided generation as a cohesive group of visionaries – and how both the Left and the Right cite these argumentative Founders as though they would unanimously support widely divergent present-day policies.
- Interests:Sep 3 2015 - 6:00pm
Chef of the award-winning Atlanta restaurant Miller Union, Steven Satterfield – dubbed the “Vegetable Shaman” by the New York Times’s Sam Sifton – has enchanted diners with his vegetable dishes, capturing the essence of fresh produce through a simple, elegant cooking style. Like his contemporaries April Bloomfield and Fergus Henderson, who use the whole animal from nose to tail in their dishes, Satterfield believes in making the most out of the edible parts of the plant, from root to leaf. Satterfield embodies an authentic approach to farmstead-inspired cooking, incorporating seasonal fresh produce into everyday cuisine. His trademark is simple food, and in his creative hands he continually updates the region’s legendary dishes – easy yet sublime fare that can be made in the home kitchen.
- Interests:Sep 17 2015 - 7:00pm
Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women – a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow – who were spies.
- Interests:Oct 1 2015 - 8:00pm
Thousands of Nazis — from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich — came to the United States after World War II and quietly settled into new lives. They had little trouble getting in. With scant scrutiny, many gained entry on their own as self-styled war "refugees," their pasts easily disguised and their war crimes soon forgotten. But some had help and protection from the U.S. government. The CIA, the FBI, and the military all put Hitler's minions to work as spies, intelligence assets, and leading scientists and engineers, whitewashing their histories.
- Interests:Oct 14 2015 - 7:00pm
To celebrate the Cherokee Garden Library's 40th anniversary, the Garden Library hosts gardening superstar, Ken Druse.
Ken Druse’s newest hit is Natural Companions: The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations. In Natural Companions, Druse presents recipes for perfect plant pairings using diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Natural Companions features more than one hundred special botanical images of amazing depth and color. This is a book all garden lovers must have.