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Potpourri -Spring 2001

Spring Series at B. B. Comer Memorial Library
(All programs are at 12:00 Noon)

March 28, 2001: “The Korean War: Significant Aspects of the Air War.”
Dr. Ken Werrell, Maxwell Air University
(Dr. Werrell has indicated that his presentation will focus on the use of new technologies, specifically jet aircraft and helicopters. You may remember Dr. Werrell from his splendid presentation on the strategic air war in the Pacific with emphasis on the B-29 Bomber. He is considered one of the foremost experts in the country on air warfare, and he is about to leave Alabama after a six-year contract at the Air University.)

Wednesday, April 18, 2001: “Writing and Living Alabama History.”
Leah Rawls Atkins, Director Emeritus, Center for the Arts & Humanities, Auburn University.
(Dr. Atkins is presenting for the Draughon Seminars from the Center for the Arts & Humanities. She is the co-author of, Alabama: The History of A Deep South State and author of The Valley and the Hills: An Illustrated History of Birmingham and Jefferson County. She is eminently qualified to discuss the recording of Alabama History.)

Friday, April 20, 2001: “Remembering Gone With the Wind.”
George Terrell, History Instructor, Gadsden State Community College.
George has a wonderful slide presentation on Gone With the Wind, and he has memorabilia which he will display. He has been interested in the subject for many years and has conducted programs on this subject for the Alabama Humanities Foundation. This program is co-sponsored by our friends at the Isabel Anderson Comer Museum.)

Friday April 27, 2001: “The Beauty of Faberge Eggs.”
George Terrell, History Instructor, Gadsden State Community College.
George is quite an expert on Russian history and Faberge eggs; he is making his 16th trip to Russia this month! I have know him for years, and he is fun and charming; he should be a great presenter. Come out and see! This program is co-sponsored by the Isabel Anderson Comer Museum.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2001: “Daniel Wallace talks about his Writing Experience.”
Wallace is the author of Big Fish and Ray in Reverse.
This program is being co-sponsored by Alabama Voices from the Alabama Writers’ Forum and the Center for the Arts & Humanities at Auburn University. One of Mr. Wallace’s books is being made into a movie.)


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