Civil War Series Begins September 25
September 22, 2011
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the library presents a series of programs which take place one Sunday each month from September through May, with the exception of December. The series begins on September 25 at 2 pm when Warren Brown appears as Mark Twain in "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed."
The Private History of a Campaign That Failed
September 25, 2 pm
I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating. – Mark Twain, 1885
Samuel L. Clemens speaks of exploits, prior, during, and after the Civil War. He shares reflections and comments of the conflict that pitted brother against brother and almost divided our country. Clemens was the next door neighbor to Harriet Beecher Stowe. Sam reveals the ideology they shared on warfare and slavery.
Sam explains how President Abraham Lincoln profoundly influences his life. Another story tells of two men, Mark Twain and U.S. Grant, who became close friends and collaborators and within 15 months, alters their lives and changes the course of American literature and history by publishing the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1885.
Warren Brown presents an uproariously authentic characterization of Mark Twain’s stories and lecture series which promote an appreciation for humanity. It’s educational, inspirational, and historically amusing.
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