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Citadel News Service
7 Jan 2008

Spring Library Friends features gardens and history

The Citadel's Daniel Library Friends’ spring book and lecture series begins Jan. 15 with a look at Franklin D. Roosevelt’s role during World War II. The spring semester series features many topics sure to please a variety of interests.

The Daniel Library Friends’ book and lecture series was created in 1996. It is responsible for bringing many noted authors and lecturers to the Military College of South Carolina and the Charleston area. All programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served and some events include book-signing opportunities. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165 unless otherwise noted.

Roosevelt as Commander in Chief in World War II
Tuesday Jan. 15

Professor Warren Kimball, emeritus professor from the History Department at Rutgers University, will explore answers to this question: Franklin Roosevelt as commander-in-chief left his generals alone to plan and fight the World War II. Yes? No? Maybe?

A Jewish-Christian Conversation
Monday, Feb. 11

Professor Michael Kogan, head of the religion and philosophy department at Montclair State University in New Jersey will discuss the religious bonds between Jews and Christians from his new book, “Opening the Covenant, A Jewish Theology of Christianity.”

Gardens by the Sea
Tuesday, March 4
Angie Whaley LeClercq, director of The Citadel’s Daniel Library, will provide a PowerPoint and video tour of seaside gardens world-wide, including Italy, Madeira, Scotland and Newport, R.I.

Emily Whaley Memorial Garden Tour
Sunday, March 9
The 10th annual tour focuses on the theme “Charleston Gardens by the Sea.” Visitors will enjoy 10 fabulous gardens on Church and East Bay Street. The self-guided tour is from 1 to 4 p.m., and includes a cocktail reception at Alkyon Arts at 120 Meeting St. Cost is $60. Call 843-953-7691 for reservations. Group rates available for four or more people. Featured gardens are 9 East Bay St., Roper House Garden; 25 East Bay St., Charles Drayton House Garden; 31 East Bay St., Henry Porter Williams House Garden; 39 East Bay St.,, George Chisolm House Garden; 55 Church St.,, Benjamin Phillips House; 58 Church St., James Veree House; 59 Church St., Thomas Rose House Garden; 69 Church St., Capers-Motte House Garden; 87 Church St., Heyward-Washington House Garden.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Tuesday, March 18

Author Michael Korda will examine General Eisenhower’s superb leadership of the Allies in WWII, from his new book “Ike: An American Hero.”

For more information about The Citadel’s Daniel Library Friends, call 953-7691.

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