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Citadel News Service

For Release
Dec. 7, 2004

 Diverse topics on tap at spring book and lecture series

           History, foreign cultures and current world events will highlight the spring 2005 Daniel Library Friends book and lecture series at The Citadel.

           The book and lecture series was created in 1996. It is responsible for bringing numerous noted authors and lecturers to the college and tri-county community. All programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served and many events include book-signing opportunities.
Here's what is coming up this spring at The Citadel:

Steven Coll

Afghan Warlords, The Taliban, Osama bin Laden and the CIA
The Untold Story of the War in Afghanistan

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, Bond Hall Room 165
What: Steven Coll, nationally known journalist with The Washington Post and author of the renowned "Ghost Wars," will delve into the enigma of a land of terror, drugs, yet hope. Book signing, reception follow.

Civil War Cavalry Greats: Philip Sheridan, Wade Hampton, and JEB Stuart
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Bond Hall Room 165
What: Gordon Rhea, a lawyer, distinguished Civil War historian and author, will tell the gripping story of heroes, horses and men on the move on both sides of the perilous fight. Book signing, reception follow.

The Citadel Gospel Choir with soloist Ronald Conyers
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 1, Summerall Chapel
What: The Citadel Gospel Choir performs Gospel music at its finest. Ronald Conyers, lead tenor with The Brotherhood, will sing solo.

Sherman's March through South Carolina
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Bond Hall Room 165
What: Lee Kennett, author of "Sherman: A Soldier's Life," will tell the daunting story of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman whose fiery march through Georgia and South Carolina is legend. Book signing, reception follow.

The 7th Emily Whaley Memorial Garden Tour
Church Street Gardens

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Meet at ALKYON Arts, 120 Meeting St.
What: Ten Church Street gardens, including Whaley's garden at 58 Church St., are featured. Reservations required. $50 cost includes a reception afterward. 843-953-7691.

Strom Thurmond

South Carolina Politics and Sen. Thurmond - Fact and Fiction
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, Daniel Library
What: Jack Bass, well know historian, author and professor of humanities and social sciences at the College of Charleston, will critique the Thurmond legend. Bass is author of the Thurmond biography "Ol" Strom." Book signing, reception follow.

From Mali with Love: Bamako, Mopti, and Timbuktu
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday April 5, Bond Hall Room 165
What: International lawyer and journalist Ben LeClercq will discuss images and culture from the land of the Dogon people. LeClercq recently returned from a USAID mission to Mali and has keen insight into the land and people of one of the world's newest democracies.

A Hampton Park Walking Tour with P.J. Garten and F. Brian Smith
When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Meet at the Daniel Library
What: Noted television personalities and authors Garten and Smith will share their knowledge of plants that thrive in hot and humid conditions during a leisurely stroll through Hampton Park. Book signing, reception follow.

An African Queen Adventure on the Eastern Branch of the Cooper River
When: Noon Sunday April 17, Daniel Library
What: Naturalist Richard Porcher will lead a canoe trip down the eastern branch of the Cooper ending at Pompion Hill Chapel for a picnic supper. Reservations required. Cost of $40 includes transportation, canoe, life jacket and supper. Call 843-953-7691.





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