800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
The Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series is dedicated to bringing significant scholars in history, political science, philosophy and religion to the University of South Carolina Upstate and the Upstate community. Sponsored by the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies at USC Upstate, the series features an address by distinguished scholar each spring.
USC Upstate Campus
800 University Way
$45 for reception, book signing and presentation*
Signed books are available for purchase
*USC Upstate faculty, staff and retiree rate: $35.
For more information, please contact
Bea Walters Smith at (864) 503-5235.
5:00-5:45 p.m. VIP Reception* Humanities & Performing Arts Center Stage
*Reserved for event sponsors only.
5:00-6:45 p.m. General Reception Humanities & Performing Arts Center Courtyard
7:00-8:15 p.m. PresentationHumanities & Performing Arts Center Theatre
The Long Gray LineAn Army at DawnThe Guns at Last LightHandicapped seating is available but is limited. Please advise during reservation.Reservations are required either online or by calling (864) 503-5235.
Rick Atkinson recently completed The Guns at Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945, the final volume of his Liberation Trilogy, a narrative history of the U.S. military’s role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. The first volume, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa,
1942-1943, received the Pulitzer Prize and was acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as “the best World War II battle narrative since Cornelius Ryan’s classics, The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far.” The second volume, The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy,
1943-1944, drew praise from the New York Times as “a triumph of narrative history, elegantly written…and rooted in the sight and sounds of battle.” The Guns at Last Light, covering the last year of the European war, from Normandy to Berlin, was published in May 2013, and
was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Sir Max Hastings in The Wall Street Journal called it, “A magnificent book… Atkinson’s account of D-Day is both masterly and lyrical.” Read more about
Dr. Robert McCormick
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
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