It’s not every day that the President of Harvard University and one of America’s premier documentary filmmakers travel to Andover to speak.
Phillips Academy is graciously inviting residents to attend “An Evening with Drew Gilpin Faust and Ric Burns” for a free, 1 hour lecture at the Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy (2 Chapel Ave.) on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The lecture will address how the unprecedented suffering of the Civil War impacted American society as depicted in the PBS Documentary “Death and the Civil War.”
Drew Gilpin Faust, the President of Harvard, is one of America’s pre-eminent Civil War Historians. Her most recent book, "This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War" won the Bancroft Prize, was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and was named one of the "10 Best Books of 2008" by the New York Times.
Ric Burns, an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker and writer, is the winner of several Emmys and was the co-writer of PBS’ award winning 1990 documentary “The Civil War” (1990). He has directed and/or written numerous critically acclaimed historical documentaries including “We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision,” “New York: A Documentary Film,” and the “The Way West.”
Phillips Academy is sponsoring this event in conjunction with Andover’s “Lest We Forget” Civil War Symposium, a town-wide collaborative series of events hosted in partnership with the Andover Historical Society, Memorial Hall Library, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Center at Punchard, Greater Lawrence Technical School, the Andover Townsman, Andover Veterans’ Services, and the Andover Bookstore among many other entities.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE: http://www.andover.edu/calendar/pages/an-evening-with-drew-gilpin-faust-and-ric-burns.aspx