June 01, 2012

Meet local author Kevin Carson!


Meet local author Kevin Carson at Neill Public Library, June 16, 1:30 pm.

Local author Kevin Carson will be taking us “Between the Covers” of his book at Neill Public Library on June 16th, at 1:30 pm.  Join us in the Hecht Meeting Room to hear Mr. Carson speak about his book, The Long Journey of the Nez Perce: A Battle History from Cottonwood to the Bear Paw.

On the 135th anniversary of the Battle of White Bird Canyon, Mr. Carson will discuss local connections, research, historical figures, and the events of the war. June 16th, 1877, found the violence moving from the Salmon River up onto Idaho's Camas Prairie. On the 17th, the Nez Perce warriors defeated two troops of soldiers dispatched by General Oliver Otis Howard from Fort Lapwai to put down the uprising.  The entire nation read the newspaper coverage in suspense as events unfolded.  

Mr. Carson will give an author talk, followed by Q&A with the public and then a book signing.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase on-site through The Bookie.

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