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Friday, September 19, 2008


St. Louis Public Library Presents
Authors @ Your Library


§ October 8, 2008-- 7 PM.
§ Central Library, 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103.

This event celebrates the opening of the exhibit, Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation. Sandler is our Keynote Speaker for the exhibit. Sandler discusses Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life. With more than 100 images, this visual journey provides a fresh take on Lincoln from the only confirmed existing picture of Lincoln before the Gettysburg Address to his second inauguration. Two of Sandler’s books have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has taught American history and American studies at the University of Massachusetts and Smith College. The program be in an interview format with Laurna Godwin, Vector Communications, as host and interviewer.

Books available for purchase & signing from Left Bank Books.


§ October 15, 2008-- 7 PM.
§ Central Library, 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103.

Hunter discusses Julius Hunter: TV One On One, a journey through the journalist’s award-winning career. Hunter has presented interviews with some of the biggest newsmakers in modern history such as Milton Berle, Art Buchwald, Jimmy Hoffa, Sophia Loren, Oprah Winfrey, and Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Carter, Clinton, Ford, and Reagan. Hunter puts the reader next to him as he chats with luminaries.

Books available for purchase & signing from Big River Distribution.


§ October 22, 2008-- 7 PM
§ Buder Branch Library, 4401 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63109.

The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat The Odds To Win The 1860 Republican Nomination narrates the turnaround in the political fortunes of Abraham Lincoln from the aftermath of his Senate loss to Stephen A. Douglas to his victory in the Republican National Convention. Ecelbarger is the author / co-author of seven books. He earned an M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Books available for purchase & signing from Left Bank Books.

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