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Book signings slated during homecoming

Book signings slated during homecoming

Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 1:34 pm

The Messenger 10.01.08

There will be two book signings Thursday at the Paul Meek Library at the University of Tennessee at Martin as part of the week’s homecoming celebration.
At 10 a.m., John Peters, co-author of “On The Ground, the Secret War in Vietnam,” will be signing copies of his book. Later, at noon, Richard Saunders, UT Martin special collections librarian and archivist, will be signing copies of “Their Ancient Grudge.”
Peters graduated with a degree in philosophy from Saint Mary’s College of California in 1966. He spent a year of study at the University of Paris before volunteering for the army in 1967. His book chronicles highly-classified reconnaissance missions conducted by Peters, John Meyer, his former Special Forces comrade in arms and other members of the military assistance command’s studies and observations group into Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam.
Peters will give a talk about Vietnamese and MACV-SOG history, answer questions and bring books to sign and sell.
First published in 1946, Kroll’s portrayal of the legendary Hatfield-McCoy feud (1878-1890) is seen through the eyes of women from both families. “Their Ancient Grudge” stands as the last major treatment of this iconic sliver of American culture before it was reinterpreted by historians.
For this edition, Saunders has written an introduction discussing Kroll’s background, his influence on Appalachian literature and his colorful ability to convey the nature of mountain culture through his works.
Saunders will bring books to sign and sell.
For more information, contact Julie Cooper, Paul Meek Library associate, at (731) 881-7076.

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