Great Lives Lives!

The Chappell Lecture Series, Great Lives, will feature subjects as diverse as Confucius, Al Capone, and Shirley Temple, from January through April 2015. All lectures are at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall. Admission is free.

Jan. 15:  Alfred Hitchcock, by Thomas Leitch, co-editor of A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

Jan. 20:  The Explorers, by Martin Dugard, author of The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success

Jan. 22:  Mathew Brady, by Robert Wilson, author of Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

Jan. 27:  John F. Kennedy, by Larry Sabato, author of The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Feb. 3:  Duke Ellington, by John Hasse, author of Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington

Feb. 5:  Robert Ripley, by Neal Thompson, author of A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley

Feb. 10:  Winnie Davis, by Heath Lee, author of Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause

Feb. 17:  Al Capone, by Jonathan Eig, author of Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster

Feb. 19:  Confucius, by Annping Chin, author of The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics

Feb. 24:  Jane Austen, by Claudia Johnson, author of Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures

Feb. 26:  Charles Darwin, by Janet Browne, author of Charles Darwin: Voyaging and Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

March 10:  James and Dolley Madison, by David Stewart, author of Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America

March 12:  Alexander the Great and the Amazons, by Adrienne Mayor, author of The Amazons: The Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World

March 17:  Ulysses S. Grant, by Joan Waugh, author of U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth

March 24:  Hannibal, by Barry Strauss, author of Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership

March 26:  Shirley Temple, by John Kasson, author of The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America

April 7:  Ted Williams, by Ben Bradlee Jr., author of The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

April 14:  Peter the Great, by Jeremy Black, author of Europe and the World, 1650-1830

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