In Send the Alabamians, author Nimrod Frazer tells the story of the 167th Infantry, an Alabama National Guard regiment, whose heroic service in World War I helped break the bloody stalemate on the battlefields of eastern France and turn the tide of war. Part of the famous Rainbow Division, whose units hailed from 26 States and the District of Columbia, the Alabama regiment served under young Colonel, soon to be Brigadier General, Douglas MacArthur.
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 for members, $10 for nonmembers, and FREE to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required for all lectures. Please call 404.814.4150. Purchase tickets online or call 404.814.4150. All lecture ticket purchases are non-refundable.
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- Audience:Interests:Aug 21 2014 - 8:00pm
- Interests:Sep 2 2014 - 8:00pm
In The Family bestselling author David Laskin unfolds a sweeping epic that spans the three great upheavals that affected Jews in the twentieth century: immigration, two world wars, and the founding of Israel. Starting from Torah scribe Shimon Dov HaKohen, Laskin traces over 150 years of Jewish and world history as one family (named HaKohen, Kaganovich and Cohen on three different continents) is made and broken by the crises of our time. At the center of this stirring book are three archetypal women: The Pioneer, The Tycoon, and The Mother.
- Interests:Sep 7 2014 - 2:00pm
Lisette’s List tells the story of a woman’s yearning for art at a time when her family’s collection of paintings had to be hidden from Nazi art thieves. Lisette moves with her husband from the bustling city of Paris to the picturesque village of Roussillon in Provence. There, they care for his grandfather, who connected deeply with the artwork of the impoverished Impressionist painter Pissarro.
- Audience:Interests:Sep 17 2014 - 7:00pm
Join the Atlanta History Center as we present an unforgettable evening with author Luis Alberto Urrea, and celebrate The Big Read.
- Interests:Sep 23 2014 - 8:00pm
Sherman's March, cutting a path through Georgia and the Carolinas, is among the most symbolically potent events of the Civil War. Rubin uncovers and unpacks stories and myths about the March from a wide variety of sources, including African Americans, women, Union soldiers, Confederates, and even Sherman himself. Drawing her evidence from an array of media, including travel accounts, memoirs, literature, films, and newspapers, Rubin uses the competing and contradictory stories as a lens into the ways that American thinking about the Civil War has changed over time.
- Interests:Sep 30 2014 - 8:00pm
Next to Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson was the greatest southern hero of the Civil War. Prior to the war he was a physics professor at a military college, a full-blown eccentric with bad eyesight and a host of physical problems who was one of his school's least popular professors. Fourteen months after the start of the Civil War he had revolutionized the art of war and become the most famous military man in the world. In Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, S.C. Gwynne recounts and examines that transformation.
- Interests:Oct 2 2014 - 8:00pm
Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan were polar opposites in political philosophy and personal style. But over the course of a thousand crucial days—from Johnson’s ascent to the presidency in November 1963 to Reagan’s election as governor of California in November 1966—their lives intersected, and the stories they told the country became intertwined. In Landslide, Jonathan Darman examines this critical period in the lives of these two towering figures, locating in their stories the roots of America’s current political divide.
- Interests:Oct 14 2014 - 7:00pm
The Human Body is the long awaited second novel by Italian author Paolo Giordano, and is an inspired story of modern war that follows a motley cast of Italian soldiers stationed in one of the deadliest places on earth—Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ice in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan. It’s here, under the scorching, inescapable sun, a group of inexperienced soldiers are forced to navigate the irreversible journey from youth into manhood. Any false step along this treacherous terrain could cost them their lives.
- Interests:Oct 15 2014 - 7:00pm
"Make it gorgeous and they will come. Keep it that way and they will help." - Lynden B. Miller
- Interests:Oct 17 2014 - 7:00pm
For more than seventy-five years, Mammy from Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind has endured as one of the most memorable and intriguing characters in literature. Now the Margaret Mitchell Estate has authorized the first novel to tell Mammy’s own remarkable story. Before Tara, before Scarlett and Rhett, before she was called Mammy, she was simply Ruth.