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Robertson to speak in Martinsville

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 11 - November 7, 1996

James I. Robertson Jr., alumni distinguished professor of history and noted Civil War historian, will speak at the Forest Park Country Club in Martinsville Thursday, Nov. 14.

"An Evening with Professor Robertson" begins with a social at 6:30 p.m., with Robertson's remarks starting at 7 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the Martinsville Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, but the program is open to the public at $10 per person. For reservations, call Scott Doyle at (540) 638-6221.

Robertson teaches what is believed to be the nation's largest collegiate Civil War history class, produces a weekly Civil War program for public radio, and had a part in Three Days at Gettysburg on the Discovery Channel and in A&E's Civil War Journal.

Robertson is the author of numerous books and publications, including a children's book, Civil War! America Becomes One Nation and Soldiers Blue and Gray, for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Robertson has written a soon-to-be published biography of Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.