Montgomery College to Host Lectures by Noted Authors, Historians Rockville Campus Welcomes David Stewart Nov. 10, Thomas B. Allen on Nov. 17

The Montgomery College Department of History and Politics will host two lectures and book signings at the Rockville Campus, November 10 and November 17 in the Technical Center, Room 136, on the Rockville Campus. The first lecture, November 10, is by lawyer-turned-author David Stewart. The November 17 lecture features historian Thomas B. Allen. Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The authors will be available to sign books after the lectures.

After practicing law for more than 25 years, Stewart turned to writing history. His first book, “The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution,” was a Washington Post bestseller and won the Washington Post Writing Award for Best Book of 2007. Two years later, “Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy,” was a David-Kidd Bestseller. Stewart’s latest work, “American Emperor, Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America,” examines Burr’s remarkable western expedition. Stewart is also president of the Washington Independent Review of Books, an online book review.

Allen’s writings range from articles for National Geographic Magazine to books on American history. His latest book, “Tories: Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War,” is a narrative history of loyalists in the American Revolution. Tories, a History Book Club selection, was described by the Economist as “an original and copiously sourced history of the war’s loser.” Allen authored National Geographic’s “Mr. Lincoln’s High Tech War,” which was selected by Voice of Youth Advocates Magazine as one of the best non-fiction young adult books of 2009. He was also chosen to participate in the Smithsonian lecture on “Lincoln in Science” at the National Museum of American history.

Attendees will be able to purchase books at the events courtesy of MC Books & More. For more information about the lectures or for disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-7281.

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