Book Talk with Steven Knowlton: Thirteen Months in Dixie
October 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Discover the remarkable story of Oscar Federhen, a newly recruited Massachusetts infantryman, who, after being taken as a prisoner of war, managed to escape from Camp Ford in Tyler, Texas, and make his way across the state. His amazing account was transcribed and annotated by Jeaninne Surette Honstein and Steven Knowlton.
Steven A. Knowlton is Librarian for History and African American Studies at Princeton University. His historical research has been published in many peer-reviewed journals. He is the recipient of the William Driver Award from the North American Vexillological Association and the Marshall Wingfield Award from the West Tennessee Historical Society, and has won the Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award twice. This is his first book!