Aug. 3, 2004
Citadel's Daniel Library Friends to examine great leaders
The 2004 Daniel Library Friends annual book and lecture
series will cover the spectrum this fall as it examines leaders - from
the Civil War and modern political leaders to those in art and architecture
Citadel's Daniel Library Friends created this book and lecture series
in 1996. It is responsible for bringing numerous noted authors and lecturers
to the college and tri-county community.
programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served and
many events include book-signing opportunities.
what is coming up this fall at The Citadel:
Grant and Lee:
Civil War Leadership Personified
When: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 7
Where: Bond Hall 165
What: Gordon Rhea is an attorney and author of five prize-winning
books about the campaigns between Grant and Lee that give him special
insight into the leadership styles of the American Civil War's two leading
generals. Those books include "The Battle of the Wilderness,"
"The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House," "The Road to
Yellow Tavern," "To the North Anna River," and "Cold
Harbor." This is a close-up on leadership at its most commanding.
Book signing afterward.
into the Political Spectrum
When: 6:30 pm., Sept. 21
Where: LOCATION CHANGE: Bond Hall 165, The Citadel
What: John Avlon, a correspondent for the New York Sun newspaper
and a former speechwriter for Rudy Giuliani, has keen insight into the
current political scene. With skills honed in the rough and tumble world
of politics and a sure fire voice for speech writing, Avlon's outstanding
political critique "Independent Nation: How the Vital Center is Changing
American Politics" may help focus your thinking about the 2004 political
race. Book signing afterward.
Savannah and New Orleans
When: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 12
Where: Bond Hall 165, The Citadel
What: This slide lecture by Susan Sully will explore the architecture
and design of three great southern cities. From quaint cottages to gracious
houses, the architecture of each represents a unique regional response
to varied sociological, economic and aesthetic circumstances. Sully is
the author of the best selling books "Charleston Style: Past and
Present," "Savannah Style: Mystery and Manners," and "New
Orleans Style: Past and Present." Book signing afterward.
Tour: Cedar Hill Plantation and Medway Plantation
When: Noon, Oct. 17
What: Cedar Hill Plantation, on the Cooper River, is graced by
the beautifully restored Alston House, which was moved from Charleston
and reassembled under the guidance of Richard Marks and Glen Keys. Guides
for this tour will be Marks and field biologist and Citadel professor
emeritus Dr. Richard Porcher. Afterward, a picnic supper is planned at
Important: Cost is $60 and reservations for limited seating
are required. Call 953-7691.
Gen. Mark W. Clark,
The Citadel's Preeminent Leader
When: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 26
Where: Bond Hall 165
What: Gen. Mark W. Clark was not only an outstanding World War
II leader but also a creative force in the life of The Citadel as its
president. Martin Blumenson has written an insightful biography, "Mark
Clark: The Last of the Great World War II Commanders."
Gothic Charleston as Exemplified at The Citadel
When: 6:30 p.m., Nov. 9
Where: Duckett Hall Auditorium
What: Author and historian Gene Waddell knows more about Charleston's
architectural and artistic history than most. His new book, "Charleston
Architecture: 1670-1860" is an amazing treatise on this city's glorious
past. Waddell will use double screens to bring the past alive and to give
us a clearer perspective of our city's crenellated military architecture.
Book signing afterward.
The Siege of Charleston
during the American Revolution
When: 6:30 p.m., Nov. 16
Where: The Daniel Library, The Citadel
What: Carl Borick, author and historian, has pieced together the
story of Charleston during the American Revolution. This bloody civil
war is little understood today. The men, the town, and its desperate fight
for freedom remind us of the fact that Charleston has stood at the fulcrum
on more than one occasion. Book signing afterward.
The 7th Emily Whaley
Memorial Garden Tour
When: March 13
What: This year's tour will feature the magnificent gardens of
Church Street, including Mrs. Whaley's garden at 58 Church St. plus seven
other gardens known for unique designs and horticultural excellence. The
event will conclude with a gala reception at Alkyon Arts and Antiques.
Important: Cost is $60 for the tour and receptions. Reservations required.