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February 2011

What’s New · Jeff Shaara Program at the Main Library

Jeff Shaara Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and Generals

As part of a series of programs commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, author Jeff Shaara will discuss his bestselling war novels at the Main Library on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. The discussion, followed by a book signing, will take place in the Reading Garden Lounge on the first floor of the Atrium.

About Jeff Shaara

The son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Shaara, Jeff didn’t immediately follow in his father’s footsteps. Instead, at age 16, Jeff operated a rare coins business, eventually becoming one of Florida’s most widely known dealers. However, after his father died in 1988, Jeff sold the business and took over the management of his father's estate. Following the success of the 1993 film The Killer Angels, Jeff was approached about the possibility of continuing the story. Despite having no previous writing experience, Jeff decided to give it a try.

In 1996, Jeff's first novel, No Less Than Victory.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by The Friends of the Public Library and the Library Programs Fund.

Library Foundation Reception with Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara’s 2:00 p.m. talk is free and open to the public, but for those who would like a more personal experience with the author, The Library Foundation is hosting a special fundraising reception with the author. It takes place prior to his public program from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Huenefeld Tower Room (on the Main Library’s 3rd floor).

Tickets are $100 each and include lunch, a meet and greet with the author, an autographed copy of Gods and Generals, as well as preferred seating in the Library’s Reading Garden Lounge, where the author will be discussing his historical novels. Reservations are limited. Please contact the Foundation Office by phone (513-369-4595) or email for questions and reservations.