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February 1, 2001

New Book About Jefferson's Inaugural Addresses to be Discussed at the Library of Congress on March 6

Four historians -- Noble E .Cunningham Jr., Andrew Burstein, James Horn, and Gerard Gawalt -- will discuss Mr. Cunningham's new book, The Inaugural Addresses of President Thomas Jefferson, 1801 and 1805 (University of Missouri Press, 2001) at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E. Part of the Center for the Book's "Books & Beyond" author series, the program is cosponsored with the Library's Manuscript Division and the International Center for Jefferson Studies in Charlottesville, Va. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Noble Cunningham is the author and historical editor of more than a dozen books about Jefferson, most recently Jefferson vs. Hamilton: Confrontations That Shaped a Nation (St. Martin's, 2000). A professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mr. Cunningham was an adviser for the Library of Congress's major Bicentennial exhibition, "Thomas Jefferson."

Andrew Burstein's latest book is America's Jubilee (Knopf, 2001), which describes how Americans, in 1826, remembered their first 50 years of independence. A professor at the University of Tulsa, he also is the author of The Inner Jefferson (1997) and was a commentator on a Ken Burns' PBS television program about Jefferson. James Horn is Saunders Director, International Center for Jefferson Studies, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, in Charlottesville. Gerard W. Gawalt is a specialist in early American history in the Library's Manuscript Division and was the curator of the Library's Bicentennial exhibition about Jefferson.

The International Center for Jefferson Studies was established in 1994 by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (the nonprofit corporation that owns and operates Monticello), in cooperation with the University of Virginia. The center's purpose is to foster and disseminate scholarly information about Jefferson. For more information visit its Web site: www.monticello.org/icjs/.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries. For information about its programs, publications, and the activities of its affiliated centers in 41 states and the District of Columbia, visit its Web site at www.loc.gov/cfbook.

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PR 01-013
02/01/01
ISSN 0731-3527

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