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December 6, 2023 • 12:00 pm

Award-winning historian Ronald C. White returns with this exciting new book, On Great Fields, a biography of General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the history-altering professor turned Civil War hero: from his upbringing in rural Maine to his tenacious, empathetic military leadership and his influential postwar public service. In this book, White captures the complex and inspiring man behind the hero. Heavily illustrated and featuring nine detailed maps, this gripping, impeccably researched portrait illuminates one of the most admired but least known figures in our nation’s bloodiest conflict. 

Virtual: Choose your own price for non-members. Free for members. REGISTER HERE. 

Copies of On Great Fields are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so. 


About the Author: Ronald C. White is the New York Times bestselling author of American Ulysses and three books on Abraham Lincoln, most recently A. Lincoln. White earned his PhD at Princeton and has taught at UCLA, Colorado College, Whitworth University, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He has lectured at the White House, been interviewed on PBS NewsHour, and spoken about Lincoln in England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and New Zealand. He is a reader at the Huntington Library and a senior fellow of the Trinity Forum in Washington, D.C.  

 About the Moderator: Larissa Vigue Picardhas been Executive Director of PHC since 2015. Formerly, she was Director of Education at Maine Historical Society and, before returning to her home state in 2007, Director of Community Programs at Vermont Humanities Council. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Bates College and an M.A. in English Literature from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. 


 Author programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are sponsored by Connecticut Public Broadcasting and the Wish You Well Foundation. Virtual author programs are supported by Suzanne Hopgood in the memory of former MTH&M Trustee Frank Lord. 


December 6, 2023
12:00 pm
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The Mark Twain House & Museum
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