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Distinguished Civil War Author To Be Special Guest At 2nd Anniversary Round Table Meeting

William C. "Jack" DavisApril 21, 2012 - Southport, NC - The Brunswick Civil War Round Table will celebrate its 2nd anniversary at its next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 1st. The meeting will feature renowned historian, prolific author and popular Civil War speaker, William C. "Jack" Davis. His topic is entitled: "Was Confederate Defeat Inevitable?"

According to Civil War Talk Radio host, Gerald Prokopowicz, "Jack Davis has written more books about the Civil War than most people have read!" That's thirty books! His background and credentials are most impressive: a nominee twice for the Pulitzer Prize in History; the only three time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award; senior consultant for fifty two episodes of the History Channelís "Civil War Journal;" previous editor of "The Civil War Times;" popular speaker on the Civil War lecture circuit; and, is currently history professor and Director of Programs of the Civil War Institute at Virginia Tech.

"Jack's topic is extremely interesting and is still debated to this day," says Round Table program chairman Max Williams. "In addition to his impressive credentials, he is also a book reviewer for the History Book Club, and is currently writing a multivolume treatment of Virginia in the war, so he really knows his Civil War history," Williams continued. The essence of his presentation centers on this debate: "Lost Cause" historians contend that superior Federal resources and population doomed the Confederacy to defeat from the start, despite the valor of southern generals and their men. Opposing historians emphasize contingencies that could have resulted in Southern victory, and eventually, Southern independence. Who is correct? Both sides have excellent arguments which will make the Davis presentation very provocative and entertaining.

Registration for the Tuesday, May 1st anniversary meeting begins at 6:30 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St., Southport. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission fee for this meeting. However, visitors are encouraged to become members of this fast growing, non-profit organization which now has over 270 members. Most of the dues collected go toward fees and expenses to invite the most renowned and knowledgeable Civil War historians.

For more information, contact Wally Rueckel at (910) 253-7382, or wrueckel@questor.com.



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