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October 8, 1999

Author Geoffrey Perret To Discuss His Recent Book, Eisenhower, at the Library of Congress on November 1

Historian and biographer Geoffrey Perret, will discuss his new book, Eisenhower, at the Library of Congress, November 1, at noon. It is the first full treatment of Dwight Eisenhower to appear in almost 20 years.

The presentation is sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and will take place in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the Library's James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E. It is free and open to the public.

Geoffrey Perret is the author of two recent biographies, Ulysses S. Grant (1997) and Old Soldiers Never Die: The Life of Douglas MacArthur (1996). In addition, he has written extensively on the military history of the United States during World War II. His first book, Days of Sadness, Years of Triumph (1973), was an award-winning account of the homefront during America's epic struggle in the 20th century. Two of his other books, There's a War to Be Won (1991) and Winged Victory (1993), chronicle the roles of the U.S. Army and the Army Air Forces, respectively.

Born into an Anglo-American family and reared as a transatlantic commuter, Mr. Perret served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961 and attended the University of Southern California, Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He resides in England, but visits the United States to conduct research at the Library of Congress for his books.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Division provides reference service and collection development in the Main, Local History and Genealogy, Business, and Microform reading rooms, and sponsors lectures in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

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PR 99-152
ISSN 0731-3527

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