Gary E. Strong. University Librarian, invites you to a reading, reception, and book signing with Gary B. Nash, UCLA Professor Emeritus and Director of the National Center for History in the Schools.
Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 – 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room
Author Gary Nash will discuss “A Tragic Betrayal in the New Nation” based on his recent book Friends of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and Agrippa Hull: A Tale of Three Patriots, Two Revolutions, and a Tragic Betrayal of Freedom in the New Nation.
Nash joined the Department of History in 1966 and has remained at UCLA ever since. Among the more than twenty books he has written or edited, the most recent are The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America (2005), The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution (2006), and Friends of Liberty (2008).
Nash served as president of the Organization of American Historians in 1994-95 and co-chaired the National History Standards Project during 1992-96. He is an elected member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Society of American Historians, and the American Antiquarian Society.
Space is limited; RSVP by June 9 to 310.206.8526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Admission – Open to the general public; reservation priority given to Library Associates members.
Complementary Parking is available in structure Five.
Directions: Enter campus at Royce Drive off Sunset Boulevard. Proceed straight ahead to Structure Five. Tell the attendant that you are attending the Library’s author reading.
Exit east from the parking structure, then walk northeast to reach the Research Library.