Winter Means Great Lives at UMW

The Chappell Lecture Series: Great Lives begins its 11th season in January 2014 with a lecture on one of America’s most vilified figures, assassin John Wilkes Booth. Washington, D.C., attorney and writer David O. Stewart, author of the recent historical novel The Lincoln Deception, is the speaker. The remaining 17 lectures cover a wide range of figures, from Spartacus and Augustus to Bob Dylan and Jim Henson. Among the speakers are two Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers, David Garrow (Martin Luther King Jr.) and Debby Applegate (Henry Ward Beecher). The final program features Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who will discuss her famous parents, based on her family memoir, Under a Wing. Jan. 16 John Wilkes Booth by attorney David O. Stewart: The Lincoln Deception Jan. 28 Jim Henson by Brian Jay Jones: Jim Henson: The Biography  Feb. 4 Martin Luther King Jr. by David Garrow of University of Pittsburgh Law School: Bearing the Cross: Martin … [Read more...]