Saturday, December 09, 2006

Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South

I heard Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South, speak today at the Williamson County Public Library. He told a great story about his first and only meeting with the legendary Shelby Foote.

Also did a great job describing the context of the Battle of Franklin, and how the battle's outcome sealed the fate of the South.

There were 60 people in attendance. Surprisingly, not a one under 30. A good one third of the audience was over 70. I wish we could get more young people interested in writing in general, and the Civil War in particular.

The great news was the topic for his next book.

The last three days in the life of John Bell Hood.

Now there's a great start !

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