Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bibliophile on Book TV!


C-SPAN to Film Author Kevin Hayes and 'The Road to Monticello' at Full Circle on Friday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us this Friday for a special event featuring Kevin J. Hayes, Professor of English at University of Central Oklahoma and author of The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson, a biography of Thomas Jefferson as an intellectual. C-SPAN will be on site to film Hayes' talk about his new book.

In The Road to Monticello, Hayes, looking at Jefferson's correspondence, literary efforts, and libraries, follows Jefferson's education from a young man to lawyer; from his original estate which burned down to his time in Europe, his time in office, and finally to his retirement at Monticello. Jefferson, mythic American figure and third President of the United States, was an able statesman and politician, as well as a philosopher, a scholar, and a gentleman.

Publisher's Weekly says of the book: "Hayes… takes us through Jefferson's hugely wide and eclectic reading with an ease and lightness often missing from a subject central to American history"


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