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Book Talk with John Hopkins – “The World Will Never See the Like: The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913”

April 18 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

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Virtual Book Talk

The 1913 Gettysburg Reunion is a story of 53,000 old comrades and former foes reunited and of the tension, even half a century later, between competing narratives of reconciliation and remembrance. Discover the first full story of this extraordinary event’s genesis and planning, the obstacles overcome to make it a reality, its place in the larger narrative of sectional reunion and reconciliation, and the individual stories of the veterans who attended.
John L. Hopkins is a communication and public relations professional with over three decades of experience in strategic communication planning, issues management, media relations, crisis communication, news and feature writing, and team building in higher education, nonprofit, and agency settings. He was born and raised in New York City, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Williams College, and was transplanted to the Midwest in the mid-90s. John and his wife, Apple, have three grown daughters. This is his first book.
Hopkins fills his marvelous account with detail from the letters, diaries, and published accounts of Union and Confederate veterans, the extensive archival records of the reunion’s organizers, and the daily stories filed by the scores of reporters who covered it. The World Will Never See the Like offers the first full story of this extraordinary event’s genesis and planning, the obstacles overcome to make it a reality, its place in the larger narrative of sectional reunion and reconciliation, and the individual stories of the veterans who attended. Every reader interested in Gettysburg will find this a welcome addition to their library.

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