Moon of Alabama: From the Third Reich to Tranquility Base, via the Segregated America South

Thursday, March 28, 2019 The event started -430 days ago

7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Roberts Recital Hall

Diane McWhorter will discuss her book-in-progress about the Third Reich missile pioneers who were brought to Huntsville, Alabama after World War II and went on to build the rocket that put the first man on the moon.

Ms. McWhorter is the author of Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama—The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, which was published by Simon & Schuster in March 2001 and reissued with a new Afterword in 2013. It won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Southern Book Award for Nonfiction, the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award, the Clarence Cason Award, the Horace Mann Bond Book Award from Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, and the English-Speaking Union Ambassador Award. In addition to being a New York Times Notable Book for 2001 and a Washington Monthly Political Book of the Year, Carry Me Home was on the “best books of the year” lists of The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Publishers’ Weekly, Library Journal, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and others. In 2011, Time named Carry Me Home, which had been one of its 10 Best Books of 2001, to its list of the 100 best nonfiction books published since the magazine’s founding, in 1923. 


Details

Category
Conference/Lecture
department
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, History
Audience
Public, Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni

Contact

Stephen Waring 2568246310 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Venue

Roberts Recital Hall

301 Sparkman DriveHuntsville, AL 35899

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