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Book Talk with Robert Watson: Escape! The Story of the Confederacy’s Infamous Libby Prison and the Civil War’s Largest Jail Break

October 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Located in the heart of the Confederacy’s capital, the infamous Libby prison took on symbolic significance far beyond that of just a prison. It was used for southern propaganda purposes and was also the site of a bold and daring prison break by a group of high-ranking Union officers.  Delve into the event that captivated the nation, outraged the South, and sparked one of the largest manhunts in American history.

Robert Watson is an award-winning author, professor, historian, and analyst for numerous media outlets. He has published over forty books on history and politics, five works of fiction, and hundreds of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and reference essays. He also serves as the series editor for the long-running scholarly book anthology on the American presidency published by the State University of New York and as the editor of two popular multi-volume encyclopedia sets – The American Presidents and American First Ladies – which are currently in their fourth and third editions, respectively.