Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ed Bearss and Robert Penn Warren

Yesterday, we traveled to Clarksville, Tn. to see Ed Bearss give a talk about the relationship between Grant and Thomas.  Along the way, we stopped by Guthrie, Ky. to see the birthplace of Robert Penn Warren . . . our nation's first poet laureate.

Alas, due to our late start we were unable to tour the inside.  Which is o.k., for Dudeboy and I need to catch up on our reading of Warren, so we can get a better feel for the place.  Also in Guthrie, was one of the neatest castle houses I have ever seen.  As we were taxed for time I did not take photos, but here is a link so you can see this amazing house.  I'll have to find out more about this place before our return trip.

Now all of our collection Ed Bearss books have been signed.  I was beginning to think I would never get to see Bearss talk in person, but this year we have seen him twice!  The man is amazing.  He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Civil War.  
If you happen to get a chance to see Bearss in person be sure to do so, even if your interest in the Civil War is rudimentary.  I daresay he is one of the best speakers I have encountered.

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