Award-winning historian to speak at Southeastern's "Tea with Friends"
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND -- Nigel Hamilton, award-winning British-born biographer, historian, broadcaster and book reviewer, will be the featured speaker at the third annual "Tea with Friends" on Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at Southeastern Louisiana University's Sims Memorial Library.
Guests at this members' tea of the Friends of Sims Library will enjoy a variety of teas and a selection of delectable sandwiches and pastries.
Hamilton's books include biographies of British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Thomas Mann, and Bill Clinton and the books "JFK: Restless Youth and American Caesars: Lives of the Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush" and "Biography: A Brief History and How to Do Biography: A Primer." His latest book, "The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942" is an intimate look at Roosevelt's greatest conflict, will be published in May.
The tea is free to members of the Friends of Sims Library. Non-members may reserve a seat for $25, which includes a one-year individual membership in FOSL. Unlimited mimosas will also be available for $10. Reservations must be received by Friday, March 7. To reserve a seat, or to find out more about FoSL, call Janie Branham at 985-549-2186 or email FoSL@southeastern.edu.