Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson is coming to Raleigh in April to present a lecture at the N.C. Museum of History. Widely known as a pre-eminent Civil War scholar, he will present "When Will This Cruel War Be Over?" on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early!

Tickets cost $5 per person (free for Associates members). Purchase tickets in the Museum Shop, buy online at www.ncmuseumofhistory.org<http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org>, or call 919-807-7835. The program is part of the museum's Civil War Sesquicentennial lecture series.

The popular author will discuss the failed attempts at peace negotiations during the American Civil War and consider why the conflict could only have ended with an unconditional military victory.

McPherson, one of the most distinguished historians of our time, is the author of numerous best-selling books on the American Civil War. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. His most recent books include Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief; This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War; and Abraham Lincoln.
McPherson is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University. He retired at the end of the 2003-2004 academic year, after serving on the Princeton faculty since 1962.

For more information, call 919-807-7900 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook.

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