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  • May, 2018


  • Larry Smith - “Six Words: Fresh Off The Boat”

    Author Programs May 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    lsmith

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Fresh Off the Boat” is one of Larry Smith’s successful Six-Word Memoirs . This one focuses on stories of immigration, identity, and coming to America. It could not be more timely.

  • John Crocker - “Following Fifi”

    Author Programs May 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    crocker

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild chimpanzees from sunrise to sunset and learned the fundamental behavioral traits of these chimps as they raised their offspring. “Following Fifi” raises thought-provoking questions about the evolution of human behavior, the importance of patience and strong family bonds, and provides a greater understanding of what it means to be human.

  • June, 2018


  • Keri Leigh Merritt - “Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South”

    Author Programs June 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    merritt

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Though impoverished whites were never subjected to the daily violence and degrading humiliations of racial slavery, they did suffer tangible socio-economic consequences as a result of living in a slave society. ​ Historian Keri​ Leigh Merritt examines how these ‘masterless’ men and women threatened the existing Southern hierarchy and ultimately helped push Southern slaveholders toward secession and civil war.

  • Julie Williams - “Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes”

    Author Programs June 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    jwilliams

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    The new book by Julie Hedgepeth Williams traces an extraordinary tale concerning the founding of Southern literature. “Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes” focuses on the curious intersection of the lives of Joseph Addison, Joseph Addison (J.A.) Turner, and Joel Chandler Harris, and the circumstances leading to the publication of Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus stories, which achieved for him and his work national literary status.

  • Andrew Lawler - “The Secret Token”

    Author Programs June 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    lawler

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years. In “The Secret Token”, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness.

  • Jan Croon - “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865”

    Author Programs June 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    croon

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    LeRoy Gresham was born in 1847 to an affluent and prominent slaveholding family in Macon, Georgia. As a young child he suffered a horrific leg and back injury that left him an
    invalid. Educated, inquisitive, perceptive, and exceptionally witty, the 12-year-old began keeping a journal in 1860—just before secession and Civil War tore the country and his world apart. He continued to write even as his health deteriorated until both the war and his life ended in 1865. His unique view of a waning age is published here for the first time in “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865”.

  • Fredrick Barton - “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World”

    Author Programs June 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    barton

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Drawing on his lifetime of experience as a diplomat, foreign policy expert, and State Department advisor, Rick Barton grapples with the fact that the U.S. is strategically positioned and morally obligated to defuse international conflicts, but often inadvertently escalates conflicts instead. Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future. Co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

  • Chris Ferrie - “Baby Universe Books”

    Author Programs June 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    ferrie

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    P​hysicist and​ mathematician ​Chris Ferrie ​writes picture books about scientific concepts for babies and children. The books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity — with bright colors, simple shapes and thick board pages perfect for teething toddlers. The books make up the Baby University series — and each one begins with the same sentence and picture — This is a ball — and then expands on the titular concept.

  • Ndaba Mandela - “Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela”

    Author Programs June 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    mandela

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a TICKETED event (see below)

    This is the first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela’s life through the eyes of a child who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela’s life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known.

    Tickets available at www.acappellabooks.com

  • July, 2018


  • Alexander Heffner - “A Documentary History of the United States (Expanded & Updated)

    Author Programs July 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    heffner

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, now updated with new content such as Trump’s inaugural address. Accompanied by interpretations of their significance by journalist Alexander Heffner, this book includes important documents from American history. This edition has been expanded and updated to include a chapter on the Presidency of Donald Trump.

  • Austin Channing Brown & LeCrae - “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”

    Author Programs July 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    brown

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Austin Channing Brown and LeCrae discuss Brown’s new book “I’M STILL HERE: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”. In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value “diversity” in their mission statements, “I’m Still Here” is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words.

  • Dr. Vanessa Siddle Walker - “The Lost Education of Horace Tate”

    Author Programs July 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    walker

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    For two years an aging Dr. Horace Tate—a former teacher, principal, and state senator—told Emory University professor Vanessa Siddle Walker about his clandestine travels on unpaved roads under the cover of night, meeting with other educators and with Dr. King, Georgia politicians, and even U.S. Presidents. Thus began Walker’s sixteen-year project to uncover the network of educators behind countless battles—in courtrooms, schools, and communities—for the education of black children. This is their story.

  • August, 2018


  • Ruby Lal - “Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahen”

    Author Programs August 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    lal

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Acclaimed historian Ruby Lal uncovers the rich life and world of Nur Jahan, rescuing this dazzling figure from patriarchal and Orientalist clichés of romance and intrigue, and giving new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal Empire, even where scholars claim there are no sources. Nur’s confident assertion of authority and talent is revelatory. In “Empress”, she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.

  • Bill Steigerwald – “30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South”

    Author Programs August 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    steigerwald

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In 1948 most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the 10 million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed
    after Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black man in the Jim Crow South. Author Bill Steigerwald elevates Sprigle’s groundbreaking exposé to its rightful place among the seminal events of the early Civil Rights movement.

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  • May, 2018


  • Larry Smith - “Six Words: Fresh Off The Boat”

    Author Programs May 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    lsmith

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Fresh Off the Boat” is one of Larry Smith’s successful Six-Word Memoirs . This one focuses on stories of immigration, identity, and coming to America. It could not be more timely.

  • John Crocker - “Following Fifi”

    Author Programs May 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    crocker

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild chimpanzees from sunrise to sunset and learned the fundamental behavioral traits of these chimps as they raised their offspring. “Following Fifi” raises thought-provoking questions about the evolution of human behavior, the importance of patience and strong family bonds, and provides a greater understanding of what it means to be human.

  • June, 2018


  • Keri Leigh Merritt - “Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South”

    Author Programs June 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    merritt

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Though impoverished whites were never subjected to the daily violence and degrading humiliations of racial slavery, they did suffer tangible socio-economic consequences as a result of living in a slave society. ​ Historian Keri​ Leigh Merritt examines how these ‘masterless’ men and women threatened the existing Southern hierarchy and ultimately helped push Southern slaveholders toward secession and civil war.

  • Julie Williams - “Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes”

    Author Programs June 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    jwilliams

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    The new book by Julie Hedgepeth Williams traces an extraordinary tale concerning the founding of Southern literature. “Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes” focuses on the curious intersection of the lives of Joseph Addison, Joseph Addison (J.A.) Turner, and Joel Chandler Harris, and the circumstances leading to the publication of Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus stories, which achieved for him and his work national literary status.

  • Andrew Lawler - “The Secret Token”

    Author Programs June 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    lawler

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years. In “The Secret Token”, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness.

  • Jan Croon - “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865”

    Author Programs June 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    croon

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    LeRoy Gresham was born in 1847 to an affluent and prominent slaveholding family in Macon, Georgia. As a young child he suffered a horrific leg and back injury that left him an
    invalid. Educated, inquisitive, perceptive, and exceptionally witty, the 12-year-old began keeping a journal in 1860—just before secession and Civil War tore the country and his world apart. He continued to write even as his health deteriorated until both the war and his life ended in 1865. His unique view of a waning age is published here for the first time in “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865”.

  • Fredrick Barton - “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World”

    Author Programs June 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    barton

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Drawing on his lifetime of experience as a diplomat, foreign policy expert, and State Department advisor, Rick Barton grapples with the fact that the U.S. is strategically positioned and morally obligated to defuse international conflicts, but often inadvertently escalates conflicts instead. Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future. Co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

  • Chris Ferrie - “Baby Universe Books”

    Author Programs June 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    ferrie

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    P​hysicist and​ mathematician ​Chris Ferrie ​writes picture books about scientific concepts for babies and children. The books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity — with bright colors, simple shapes and thick board pages perfect for teething toddlers. The books make up the Baby University series — and each one begins with the same sentence and picture — This is a ball — and then expands on the titular concept.

  • Ndaba Mandela - “Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela”

    Author Programs June 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    mandela

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a TICKETED event (see below)

    This is the first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela’s life through the eyes of a child who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela’s life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known.

    Tickets available at www.acappellabooks.com

  • July, 2018


  • Alexander Heffner - “A Documentary History of the United States (Expanded & Updated)

    Author Programs July 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    heffner

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, now updated with new content such as Trump’s inaugural address. Accompanied by interpretations of their significance by journalist Alexander Heffner, this book includes important documents from American history. This edition has been expanded and updated to include a chapter on the Presidency of Donald Trump.

  • Austin Channing Brown & LeCrae - “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”

    Author Programs July 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    brown

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Austin Channing Brown and LeCrae discuss Brown’s new book “I’M STILL HERE: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”. In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value “diversity” in their mission statements, “I’m Still Here” is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words.

  • Dr. Vanessa Siddle Walker - “The Lost Education of Horace Tate”

    Author Programs July 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    walker

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    For two years an aging Dr. Horace Tate—a former teacher, principal, and state senator—told Emory University professor Vanessa Siddle Walker about his clandestine travels on unpaved roads under the cover of night, meeting with other educators and with Dr. King, Georgia politicians, and even U.S. Presidents. Thus began Walker’s sixteen-year project to uncover the network of educators behind countless battles—in courtrooms, schools, and communities—for the education of black children. This is their story.

  • August, 2018


  • Ruby Lal - “Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahen”

    Author Programs August 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    lal

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Acclaimed historian Ruby Lal uncovers the rich life and world of Nur Jahan, rescuing this dazzling figure from patriarchal and Orientalist clichés of romance and intrigue, and giving new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal Empire, even where scholars claim there are no sources. Nur’s confident assertion of authority and talent is revelatory. In “Empress”, she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.

  • Bill Steigerwald – “30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South”

    Author Programs August 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    steigerwald

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In 1948 most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the 10 million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed
    after Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black man in the Jim Crow South. Author Bill Steigerwald elevates Sprigle’s groundbreaking exposé to its rightful place among the seminal events of the early Civil Rights movement.

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