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Atlanta, Ga - Thank you for helping us make the Carter Library’s Author Program such a success. Here’s what we have coming up….

March 26 at 7pm ..James Hunt…Restless Fires: John Muir’s Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf

The Carter Library and the Sierra Club host James Hunt for a discussion of the travels of John Muir.

Hunt effectively makes the case that Muir was profoundly affected by his travels through the Southern United States in ways that significantly shaped the future direction of his life. FREE

March 27 at 7pm… Stuart E. Eizenstat,…..The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States

The Carter Library and the World Affairs Council host Stuart Eizenstat for a discussion of his book, “The Future of the Jews.” Eizenstat surveys the major geopolitical, economic, and security challenges facing the world in general, and the Jewish world and the United States in particular. FREE

April 2 at 7:00pm…Brent Hendricks…….A Long Day at the End of the World

In February 2002, hundreds of abandoned and decayed bodies were discovered at the Tri-State Crematory in rural Georgia, making it the largest mass desecration in modern American history. The perpetrator—a well-respected family man and a former hometown football star—had managed to conceal the horror for five years. Among the bodies found at the Tri-State Crematory was that of Brent Hendricks’s father. FREE

April 10 at 7:00pm…Jonathan Rieder……Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation

Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail-illuminating both its timeless message and its position in the history of civil rights. The AJC’s Cynthia Tucker will join Rieder for a look at this historic letter. FREE

April 12 at 7:00pm…. Peter Eichstaedt…… Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future-and Why America Should Listen

Peter Eichstaedt focuses on the people of Afghanistan themselves, providing a forum in which the thoughts of everyday people from all walks of life can be considered. FREE

April 17 at 7:00pm…Bob Dotson..American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

For the six million people who watch the Emmy Award–winning “American Story with Bob Dotson” on NBC’s Today Show, Dotson’s reports celebrate the inspirational stories of everyday Americans. Dotson has been crisscrossing the country for more than forty years in search of people who have quietly but profoundly changed our lives and our country for the better. FREE

April 20 at 10am…. NASA Astronaut….Destination Station

Take an exciting look at the International Space Station with one of NASA’s astronauts. Fun for the whole family. FREE

April 23 at 7:00pm…Bret Witter…co-author of Until I Say Good-Bye

Susan Spencer-Wendel’s Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Co-author Bret Witter will discuss Susan’s account of living a full life with humor, courage, and love, but also accepting death with grace and dignity. FREE

April 24 at 7:00pm…. Brandt Ayers….In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal

The journey of writer and publisher Brandt Ayers took him from the segregated Old South to a newly minted civilization, the New South. The journey was one of controversy and danger a racist nightrider murder, taut moments when the community teetered on the edge of mob violence . FREE

April 25 at 7pm…Gyanendra Pandey.. A History of Prejudice: Race, Caste, and Difference in India and the United States

Gyanendra Pandey, the leading subaltern historian, examines the multiple dimensions of prejudice in two of the world’s leading democracies. This is a book about prejudice and democracy, and the prejudice of democracy. FREE


May 1 at 7:00pm …..David Stockman…. The Great Deformation (FREE)

May 15 at 7:00….Jim Wallis…..On God’s Side (FREE)

May 16 at 7:00pm….Saru Jayaraman…Behind the Kitchen Door (FREE)

May 21 at 7:00pm…Gianna Angelopoulous…My Greek Drama: Life, Love and One Woman’s Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country. (FREE)

June 10…..Colum McCann…TransAtlantic (ticketed event)

June 19 at 7:00pm….George Packer…The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (ticketed event)

Sept. 12 at 7:00pm….Fred Gray… Bus Ride to Justice: The Life & Works of Fred Gray (FREE)

Sept. 26 at 7:00pm…Samuel Freeman…Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights (FREE)

October 23 at 7:00pm…Billy Collins…Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems (ticketed event)

For more information, call 404-865-7109. You can keep up with the Carter Library events on the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library page on Facebook and follow the CarterLibrary on Twitter.

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