"Meet the Author" Series Presents, Mark Christ

Event Type: Author/Book Signing
Date: 6/11/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 Join us for 4 Tuesdays in June/July during our adult summer reading program's "Meet the Author" series. This week, in conjunction with our exhibition, "Portraits in Gray: A Civil War Photography Exhibition," we'll be joined by Mark Christ, community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. He joined the AHPP in 1990 after eight years as a professional journalist.

A 1982 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, he received his Master’s degree in 2000 from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Humanities Council and is a member of the board of trustees of the Arkansas Historical Association. He has written and edited several books, including “Rugged and Sublime” The Civil War in Arkansas, Sentinels of History: Reflections on Arkansas Properties Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which won an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, “Getting Used To Being Shot At”: The Spence Family Civil War Letters, “All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell”: The Civil War, Race Relations and the Battle of Poison Spring, “The Earth Shook and Trees Trembled”: Civil War Arkansas 1863-1864, “The Die is Cast: Arkansas Goes to War, 1861,” and Civil War Arkansas, 1863: The Battle for a State, which won the 2010 Douglas Southall Freeman Award. The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will publish his next book, The Diary of Jacob Haas as a Soldier in the Civil War, in 2014.

Christ's books will be for sale and signing at the event.
Library: William F. Laman Public Library    Map to the Main Library
Location: Lecture Hall - Main Library
Contact: Debra Wood
Contact Number: 501-771-1995 x105
Presenter: Debra S. Wood