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Little Lecture Series opens with talk on Eisenhower

By Staff reports

The annual Little Lecture Series, presented by the West Virginia Humanities Council, begins on March 17 with biographer Jean Edward Smith speaking on his latest subject, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Smith was a professor at Marshall University for 12 years and is now senior scholar in the history department at Columbia University. His latest book, "Eisenhower in War and Peace," was published by Random House in 2012. He has also written biographies of John Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant; the last was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2002.

Seating is limited for the program; those interested should call 304-346-8500 before noon on March 13.

Other 2013 Little Lectures are:

April 21 -- "New Deal Photographs of West Virginia: 1934-1943," by author and photographer Betty Rivard;

May 19 -- "The West Virginia Crafts Movement," by state crafts pioneer Donald Page; and

June 23 -- "Most Southern of the Northern,"  by West Virginia historian John Alexander Williams.

All Little Lectures are presented at 2 p.m. in the MacFarland-Hubbard House, 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston. Admission is $10 and includes a reception after the program. For information, call the West Virginia Humanities Council at 304-346-8500.


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