Event Lectures and Symposia Live! at the Library: Patton's War, 1942–44 with Kevin M. Hymel

Date and Location

Part of Live at the Library ; Made at the Library

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Was George S. Patton a military genius, a callous tyrant, or both?  Join historian Kevin M. Hymel as he discusses his books on the mercurial army general at the height of his military career during World War II.  Hymel has researched traditional and newly available sources to offer fresh insights into Patton’s most memorable achievements and infamous lapses. This conversation will be happening at 6 p.m. in LJ-119. 

In addition to the book talk, visitors are invited to enjoy a rare, one-night-only curated display of original diaries, letters, and photograph albums from the Library’s George S. Patton Papers and meet the Library of Congress Manuscript Division staff who work with these items. The display will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. in the neighboring space, LJ-113.

This event is free, but timed-entry passes are required to enter the Library of Congress. Click the "Get Tickets" link above and select a timed-entry pass for your preferred entry time.