The John L. Nau III Center will host and sponsor Civil War book panels at the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book. The Festival will take place from March 21-25, 2018, at locations on the grounds of the University of Virginia and around the city of Charlottesville. Admission is free and open to the public.

We have just finished putting together our two panels. While times, dates, and locations will not be determined until early next year, here are our moderators, speakers, and their books:

Panel 1 Day: Wednesday/Thursday
Location and Time: To be determined
Moderator: Will Kurtz
Panelists: Cate Lineberry, Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls
John Bicknell, Lincoln’s Pathfinder: John C. Fremont
Barbara Bellows, Two Charlestonians at War

Panel 2
Day: Friday
Location and Time: To be determined
Moderator: George Gilliam
Panelists: Ed Ayers, The Thin Light of Freedom
Cynthia Nicoletti, Secession on Trial
Barbara Gannon, Americans Remember their Civil War

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