February 23, 2015 Peter Tsouras Discusses "Bayonets, Balloons & Ironclads"

Book Talk is March 4 at Library of Congress

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Writer and historian Peter Tsouras will discuss his latest book, “Balloons, Bayonets & Ironclads: Britain and France Take Sides With the South” at the Library of Congress. The talk will take place Wednesday, March 4 at noon in the Library’s Mary Pickford Theater. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

The book is the final installment in Tsouras’ alternate-history Civil War fiction trilogy, preceded by “Britannia’s Fist: From Civil War to World War” and “A Rainbow of Blood: The Union in Peril.” Tsouras, a former senior officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency who also served in Germany with the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, has written or edited 23 books on military operations or in the category alternate history, in which different outcomes to historic events are conceived.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Library’s Humanities and Social Sciences Division and the Library of Congress Professional Association’s “What If”... Science Fiction and Fantasy Forum. The Mary Pickford Theater is on the third floor of the Library's James Madison Memorial Building at 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. Following the talk, books will be available for purchase and signing.

The Library of Congress has offered a broad range of exhibitions, lectures and other events related to the ongoing Civil War Sesquicentennial observance. In addition, the Library is archiving several hundred websites that relate to this 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The Library of Congress Humanities and Social Sciences Division provides reference service and collection development in the Main Reading Room and the Machine Readable and Electronic Resources Center and sponsors lectures in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled collections and integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Many of the Library’s rich resources and treasures may also be accessed through the Library’s website, www.loc.gov.

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PR 15-030
2015-02-23
ISSN 0731-3527