View Baker’s Banner Lecture on Video

Did you miss the VHS lecture about the Theater fire on December 6th? Lucky for you, the most recent Banner Lectures delivered at the Virginia Historical Society may be streamed from their website! You can use this link to hear the lecture in full (along with slides). An audio only version of the talk is Read more about View Baker’s Banner Lecture on Video[…]

VHS Banner Lecture Around the Corner…Dec. 6

Thursday, December 6th at noon I will be delivering a Banner Lecture at the Virginia Historical Society. (Previous lecturers include distinguished historians such as Simon Schama, Lorena Walsh, Rhys Isaac, Thomas E. Buckley, S.J. and Ira Berlin.)  There will be a booksigning in the museum shop immediately following the event. The lecture will also be posted on Read more about VHS Banner Lecture Around the Corner…Dec. 6[…]

“The Burning” documentary just released! A new film about the Richmond Theater fire

Videographer and Richmond native Darryl Johnson has crafted a compelling documentary on the story of the Richmond Theater fire and its aftermath. Blending interviews with historians, authentic early nineteenth century images, and his own impressive footage, he weaves together a story of tragedy and redemption that shaped Virginia. This is a superb short film and Read more about “The Burning” documentary just released! A new film about the Richmond Theater fire[…]

Drumroll…..the Virginia Magazine Review is in!

Usually if an author gets tears in her eyes reading a review of her book, that’s a sign that things aren’t going well. Usually. So today an intern at LSU Press forwarded me a PDF excerpt from the August 2012 Virginia Magazine of History and Biography in which they reviewed my book. I just sat at the table Read more about Drumroll…..the Virginia Magazine Review is in![…]

New Author Events Booked!

Meander down to the events page on the blog and check out some of the recently-booked events for the second half of 2012. They include a book signing and evening event at Congressional Cemetery (yes, you read that right!) on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, a lecture with the American Association of University Women in Read more about New Author Events Booked![…]