Donald L. Miller, PhD, Presents “Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign that Broke the Confederacy”
6:00 p.m. Presentation | 7:00 p.m. Book Signing
The National WWII Museum and its Institute for the Study of War and Democracy is delighted to partner with The Historic New Orleans Collection to host best-selling author and historian Donald Miller, PhD.
Miller, who is well known to friends and members of The National WWII Museum for his works such as Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany; D-Days in the Pacific; and The Story of World War II, is returning to New Orleans to discuss his latest book Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign that Broke the Confederacy, the pivotal Civil War battle.
The Historic New Orleans Collection will host Miller at the Williams Research Center on Tuesday, October 29. Vicksburg delves into the battle that defined control of the Mississippi River during the Civil War, sparked a social revolution that transformed the racial order of Louisiana and Mississippi, and handed commander Ulysses S. Grant a career-defining victory.
This program will be readers’ first opportunity to purchase the book, which has been well received by Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and more. John M. Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, praised the title, saying “This is a magnificent book, certainly one of the very best ever written about the Civil War. It has breadth and depth, and it is written in a way that makes the reader truly understand not only the battle and siege of Vicksburg, not only the Civil War, but war itself.”
Following the presentation, Miller will sign copies of the book, which retails for $35. This program is free and open to the public, and reservations are required.
Register online or call 504-598-7146 to get your free ticket. All unclaimed tickets will be released to the general public at 5:55 p.m.
About the Author
Donald L. Miller, PhD, is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History Emeritus at Lafayette College and author of 10 books, including Masters of the Air, currently being made into a television series for HBO by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. He has hosted, coproduced, or served as historical consultant for more than 30 television documentaries and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.