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Citadel News Service

For Release
Aug. 3, 2004

The 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 and preservation.

           The 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.

           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 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.

Fitting 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.

 

Charleston, 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.

Fall Plantation 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 Medway Plantation.
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."

Romanesque and 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. Call 843-953-7691.


 

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