“Sunday with Friends” series continues with Robert Morgan
Robert Morgan speaks Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m.
The annual “Sunday with Friends” literary series at the Washington County Public Library continues Sunday, May 6 with Robert Morgan, author of “Lions of the West.” His appearance will be at 3 p.m. in the conference room at the main library in Abingdon, Va.
Morgan is known for his bestselling fiction, his poetry and his acclaimed biography of Daniel Boone. In his new work, he uses his skill at characterization to give life to the personalities of 10 Americans who follow Thomas Jefferson’s dream that the United States would stretch across the North American continent, from ocean to ocean. Besides Jefferson, the book includes Andrew Jackson, “Johnny Appleseed,” Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, Kit arson, John Quincy Adams and Nicholas Trist (Jefferson’s son-in-law).
John Buchanan, author of “Jackson’s Way,” says this of Morgan’s latest book, “Robert Morgan tells the absorbing story of the American conquest of the lands between the Appalachians and the Pacific through the lives and deeds of movers and shakers of their times, some well known, others dimly remembered, a few all but forgotten. This is a splendid work."
The “Sunday with Friends” annual literary series is sponsored by the Friends of the Washington County Public Library. The events are free for the public. They will be followed by a question and answer session, refreshments, book sales and signings.