You are cordially invited to celebrate the latest publication from the Pulitzer Prize-winning pen of John T. Matteson -- A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation -- as Orchard House Executive Director Jan Turnquist hosts a virtual book launch on February 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm!
Prof. Matteson will discuss the genesis of his new book and the poignant, inspiring, often surprising backstories of the five individuals featured within -- Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, John Pelham, and Walt Whitman -- as well as how this pivotal time in American history not only provided life-changing lessons in the moment, but continue to hold relevance for turbulent modern times. (Learn more about the book here: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393247077.)
This free Webinar will be conducted via Zoom; pre-registration is required to attend. A Q&A will also take place. Questions may be sent in advance of the event to email@example.com or typed in during the evening.
A Worse Place Than Hell ... is available at a discounted advance order price through the Online Museum Store of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House; Prof. Matteson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Alcott biography, Eden's Outcasts - The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, and The Annotated Little Women may also be purchased. Please visit https://louisamayalcott.org/online-store.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House has been closed to the public since March 13, 2020. Tax-deductible contributions in support of tonight's event and future programming are gratefully accepted at https://www.louisamayalcott.org/donate. Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been educating and inspiring the public and preserving the past since 1911.
Thank you in advance for joining us on February 9th!