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Book Discussion of Spying on the South

Meeting Room 302
Wednesday, Feb 19, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

by Anthony Horowitz
Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted took an expansive journey through the American South as a journalist on the eve of secession and civil war, and his newspaper reporting on the values, issues and flavor of the south was expanded into a series of books. Horowitz retraces Olmsted’s steps, sharing today’s challenges- the legacy of slavery, toxic industries, the shift in employment from manufacturing to tourism, obesity and drugs. He observes the unique character of the places and people, and delights in sharing them as well.

Contact: 
Central Library
608-266-6350