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Bert Dunkerly, President               Gary Cowardin, Editor    
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Russell Bonds "Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor" 7:30pm, Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA.,
4602 Cary Street Road, 23226. A parking lot is available behind the church with an entrance off the parking lot to the right and up a few steps into the DINING HALL on the left. Russ Bonds Russell Bonds is Associate General Counsel at The Coca-Cola Company and the author of Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor and War Like the Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning of Atlanta. An Atlanta native, Russ is an honor graduate of Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia School of Law. Stealing the General received a "Starred Review" from Publishers Weekly and a rave review in The Wall Street Journal, which called it "masterly . . . magnificent and definitive." Stealing the General was selected as the winner of the 2007 Richard Barksdale Harwell Award for the best Civil War book of the year, and was also voted to Civil War Interactive's list of the Top 50 Civil War Books of All Time. Paramount Pictures and Focus Features have optioned the film rights to the book. Praise was strong as well for Russ's second book War Like the Thunderbolt. James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, called it a "gripping story," while John Sledge of the Mobile Press-Register pronounced it "one of the finest Civil War books in years." Russ's articles on the Civil War have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Blue & Gray Magazine, and Civil War Times. Russ lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Jill and three daughters. Meeting Attendance for: July 2015 = 63 NOTE: Please put on your NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting. (They will be on a table near the back or side of the room.)
Message from Our President It is now half way through the year. Hopefully you will recall that in January I challenged you to consider volunteering, and to send me your thoughts or suggestions for the round table. I want to reiterate those requests. I'd like to encourage everyone to think about how they can be involved, it can be something simple like helping with set up/clean up at the meetings, or stepping up to serve as an officer. Bert
Mark your calendar for November 10, 2015 for this years RCWRT Dinner Meeting at the Willow Oaks Country Club. Next Year's Speakers Lineup is now online for 2016. RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2016
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Upcoming Events/Links
2015 CHAMBERSBURG CIVIL WAR SEMINARS & TOURS BASED IN CHAMBERSBURG, PA. "Lincoln" Sept. 24-27 Based in Richmond, VA. More information can be found at:
National Park Service Richmond
Chesterfield Historical Society Winter Lecture Series
Visit The Museum of the Confederacy Online and their Events Calendar for MOC Events Calendar
Richmond Battlefields Association News & Events
Visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar and their Events Calendar
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and their Special Events Calendar
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